AFC vs NFC for the 2022 Season

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The NFL is made up of two conferences and in each conference are four divisions. Each division is made up of four teams, making 32 teams in the NFL. The power dynamic in the two divisions is pretty fluid and can change from year to year. Over the history of the Super Bowl, the NFC currently leads the AFC in Super Bowl wins with a very close record of 29-27.

The teams that make up the AFC

The four divisions that are in the AFC are the AFC North, AFC East, AFC South, and AFC West. The Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers make up the AFC North. The Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and New York Jets are in the AFC East. The teams in the AFC South are the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans. Finally, the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, and Los Angeles Chargers round out the AFC West.

The teams that make up the NFC

The four divisions in the NFC are the NFC North, NFC East, NFC South, and NFC West. The Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings make up the NFC North. The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Commanders are in the NFC East. The teams in the NFC South are the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Finally, the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks round out the NFC West. 

Contenders in the AFC

The teams that will be contenders or borderline contenders in the AFC this season are the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns (if Deshaun Watson plays), Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Chargers. The AFC is a loaded conference this season specifically in the AFC North and AFC West. Even with the playoffs being recently expanded, there will still be some very talented teams watching the playoffs from home in the AFC this year. 

Contenders in the NFC

The teams that will be contenders or borderline contenders in the NFC this season are the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, and San Francisco 49ers. There are not as many contenders in the NFC this season, however, the top teams in the NFC have just as good of a chance at winning a Super Bowl as the top teams in the AFC. 

AFC vs NFC prediction 2022?

Overall, the AFC is a much stronger conference this season from top to bottom. There are a plethora of teams in the AFC this season that have a genuine shot at making a deep playoff run coming into the season. The same cannot be said about the NFC. However, as previously mentioned, teams like the Buccaneers and Rams have some of the best odds to bring home the Super Bowl LVII 2023.