2012 NFL Preview: Road to Super Bowl XLVII

The Super Bowl will return to New Orleans this year but for the first time there will be one very unwelcome guest. Roger Goodell is a unique member of the fraternity of professional sports commissioners. The commissioners are generally hated by the fans as their decisions are almost always unpopular. Yet Roger Goodell seems to be the one commissioner from the big four leagues that does not raise as much hate as most.

Challengers don’t scare the Pats (2012 NFL Preview: AFC East)

The AFC East is one of the craziest and schizophrenic divisions in the NFL with both the best and the worst of the NFL. The AFC East contains one of the best teams in the NFL while also holding one of the worst. The division also has some great managed teams and some of the worst managed teams in the NFL.

Champions Looking to Repeat in the East (2012 NFL Preview: NFC East)

The NFC East has been one of the most interesting divisions in the NFL as there always seems to be something going on. This can be a good thing for these teams and their bottom lines but it can also be bad for the focus that these teams get.

Three Way Battle for the North? (2012 NFL Preview: AFC North)

NFL Divisions all can generally be the same as some conferences are tougher and some are easier but all are relatively similar. The AFC North is not one of the divisions though as the North division has its own attitude all together. The AFC North is one of the toughest divisions in the league and the toughness is more than just the amount of competition in the division.

Can the Lions Take the Next Step (2012 NFL Preview: NFC North)

The NFC North has quickly become one of the best divisions in the NFL with four teams that constantly challenge each other. A large reason for this is the fact that the NFC North is one of the most storied divisions in the league. These division rivalries run deep for decades of playing each other.

2012 NFL Preview: AFC South

The AFC South has been a division dominated by one team and really one man as the Colts and Peyton manning have ruled over the division for years. The Indianapolis Colts have been the constant in the south division for a very long time. A big reason for this has been one of the best QBs in the league in Peyton Manning. With manning at the helm the Colts were able to dominate the division.

2012 NFL Preview: NFC South

The NFC South has been a strong division lately with Atlanta and New Orleans representing two of the best teams in the NFL. Meanwhile Tampa Bay and Carolina look like two teams that are on the rise despite some years of mediocrity. This year though the news in the NFC South was dominated by one team and one of the biggest controversies in the offseason.

2012 NFL Preview: AFC West

The AFC West is another division that gets very little respect despite the great history among the three teams. With four teams that have all done great at one point there are plenty of fans of the AFC West but many have not been treated to a great season by any of the teams for long. Yet without much of a season or a race of good teams to hold the west together there is still more than enough drama to go around. Almost every year sees to find another story to latch on to.

2012 NFL Preview: NFC West

The NFC West has essentially been the doormat of the NFL for years but it wasn’t always that way. In fact every team in the division has made a Super Bowl and a couple of the teams have been considered some of the best in history. In this history the NFC West has been a producer of power but over the past few years the power of the conference had been fading.

2012 NFL Preview: 5 Things to Watch

Simply put the National Football League is the representation of what professional sports can be in North America. It is the league that all other leagues aspire to be as they represent the biggest of the big four. Monster television contracts, reality shows, the first league specific network, and sellouts in almost all 32 stadiums every week have made the NFL one of the highest earning leagues in the world.

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