The AFC is weak: ATL's Power Poll entry

  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Around The League editor
  • Published: Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.

The AFC has a lot of bad teams. If my entry to this week's Power Poll is to be trusted -- and it shouldn't be -- the AFC has the worst six teams in the league.

Reasonable minds could disagree, but any discussion about the worst team in the NFL has to include the Titans, Raiders, Browns, and Jaguars. All AFC squads. I don't buy the notion the NFC is a superior conference at the top; the AFC has plenty of championship contenders. But the depth is no longer there in the AFC.
As Chase Stuart pointed out in, it's start to show up in the conference matchups. The NFC narrowly won more interconference games last year (33-31) for the first time since 2002. The difference is pronounced in 2012; the NFC has a 15-6 edge. The AFC is top-heavy.
My Power Poll entry with all the AFC teams at the bottom is below. You can view the entire poll here or check out all 13 panelists picks right here.
1. 49ers
2. Texans
3. Patriots
4. Falcons
5. Ravens
6. Giants
7. Bears
9. Steelers
10. Eagles
11. Vikings
12. Cardinals
13. Seahawks
14. Broncos
15. Dolphins
16. Bengals
17. Cowboys
18. Chargers
19. Rams
20. Redskins
21. Saints
22. Colts
23. Jets
24. Panthers
25. Lions
26. Bucs
27. Bills
28. Raiders
29. Chiefs
30. Browns
31. Titans
32. Jaguars