One game in the NFC West (the AFC North club will face the NFC West team that finished in the same position in the previous year's rankings). Four games in the NFC South (each AFC North team will play all four NFC South teams). And finally, one game each in the NFC East and Northwest divisions.
In other words, there are five NFC North games every year, and you can count on at least one of them being interesting. The NFC North is by far the most competitive division in the NFL, with all four teams making the playoffs last season.
The NFC North is also very evenly matched, with all four teams possessing a chance of winning any given game. This makes for some great football throughout the entire season. If you're a fan of the Chicago Bears, you'll be happy to know that they currently have a better record than three of the other four teams in their division.
Cincinnati Bengals: 8-4 Last year: 5-11 You might think that with a new head coach in Marvin Lewis this would be a lost cause for the Bengals, but actually it looks like it could be a good thing for Cincinnati. In any case, they do still have A.J. McCarron under center so they haven't quit completely.
The four clubs from the opposite conference's division rotate every four years (four games). This is why, in 2021, the NFC West will face the AFC South. Two intraconference games will be played depending on the previous year's standings (two games). Otherwise, all interconference games would count for more than just one win or loss.
There were only six intraconference games between 1932 and 1949 due to the Great Depression. From 1950 to 2015, there were always seven since it was felt that enough time had passed to avoid making any one group of fans feel like they were being neglected.
In 2016, the NFL decided to add a second game between two teams from different conferences to help promote awareness of cancer charities. The winner of this game receives a bid to play in an annual charity bowl game. It is called the "NFL Honors" and is played in December. The winners of these games receive $250,000 each if they are not already qualified for the playoffs. If they are still playing after the first weekend, then their spot in the postseason goes to the next highest ranked team that is out of post-season contention.
Here are the complete schedules of intraconference games until at least 2031:
2032 - AFC East vs. NFC North
2036 - AFC West vs. NFC East
The teams are evenly divided between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). Each conference is divided into four divisions (East, North, South, and West), and each division has four teams. You may find free download links to this entire list in plain text (.txt) file format at the conclusion of the list. The file name is NFL Teams East 2016.txt.
Here's how the teams are split up:
Division winners play against one another for the title. After that, the top ranked team from each conference will go through a playoff match to determine which team will go to the Super Bowl.
The Atlanta Falcons are the current champions after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 26-23 in last year's finale. They went on to beat the New England Patriots in this year's opener 17-14. Other notable teams include the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, and Green Bay Packers.
Which team is best in the NFC? That's really hard to say since they're all very competitive.
The 32-team league is divided into two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). Each conference's 16 teams are divided into four divisions: East, North, South, and West. Each division comprises four teams. At the end of each season, the team with the best record in each conference is declared the winner of that conference.
In addition to the division winners, the playoffs also include a wild card team from either conference and a second straight-throughout match between the two remaining conference champions. The NFL champion is determined by a single game called the Super Bowl. It is played at the stadium of the first team to win its division title.
The Super Bowl follows a set format consisting of three 15-minute quarters separated by a 10-minute break. The winning team will advance to the next round, while the losing team is eliminated from the tournament.
The NFL was founded in February 1920 as the American Professional Football Association. The AFL joined the NFL as a partner club in 1970. The two leagues merged back together in 1994 when NBC signed on as the league's new television partner.
Football has been popular in the United States since it was introduced by Harvard University in 1892. The American College League was formed in 1898 and became a part of college football when most members withdrew in order to start their own professional leagues.
Then, each team in your division plays all four teams from a different division, but still inside your conference. These contests alternate every year on a three-year cycle. This implies that your AFC West squad will face each AFC North team once during the regular season. The only exception is if both teams are assigned to the same number of games as they have the same record at the end of the season. Then, the order in which they played would be determined by an algorithm based on various factors such as head-to-head records and strength of schedule.
The AFC South has been assigned to play the AFC East this year, so no game will be played between two West Coast teams. However, next year's schedule has not yet been announced. It could either be the AFC West vs. AFC North or the AFC South vs. AFC East.
Here is the complete list of games for each team in the AFC West (2018 season):
Arizona Cardinals: Arizona wins division title.
Los Angeles Chargers: Los Angeles wins division title.
Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City wins division title.
Oakland Raiders: Oakland wins division title.
San Diego Chargers: San Diego wins division title.
This year's schedule was announced in December 2017.
The NFC East The National Football Conference-Eastern Division, sometimes known as the NFC East, is one of the four divisions of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
|No. of teams||4|
|Most recent champion(s)||Washington Football Team (10th title)|
|Most titles||Dallas Cowboys (23 titles)|
The National Football Conference Western Division, sometimes known as the NFC West, is one of the four divisions of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
|No. of teams||4|
|Most recent champion(s)||Seattle Seahawks (9th title)|
|Most titles||San Francisco 49ers (20 titles)|
The National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game is the annual championship game of the NFC and one of the two semi-final playoff games of the National Football League (NFL), the major professional American football league in the United States. The game is played on the first Sunday of January at a venue selected by the host team, which must be able to accommodate the crowd of up to 80,000 people that attends the game. The winner advances to play the AFC Champion in the Super Bowl.
The NFC Championship Game is played a day after the NFL Draft takes place in Las Vegas. The draft determines which teams will participate in the playoffs; it is held eight days before the season starts. Teams can win or lose their way into the tournament; however, if a team wins its division they are automatically seeded 1 through 8 depending on how far they advanced last year. If a team loses their division they will be randomly assigned a number 1 through 4 depending on when they lost and who won each match-up.
Both the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl consist of four 15-minute quarters with no breaks for halftime. The only time it goes past four quarters is if there is a fourth overtime period. If the score is tied at the end of three quarters, another quarter will be played until one team pulls away enough to be declared the winner.