Right on schedule. For this edition, J. Couch and I break down the divisions into separate nuggets of streaming files. This way, you don't have to sit through a 50-minute podcast. Even if said podcast culminates with a perfect Super Bowl matchup, as ours did in 2009. We'll do the AFC on Tuesday, the NFC on Wednesday, roll out big predictions and playoff trees Thursday.
And now, the respective playoff trees are unveiled. The last AFC team to make the Super Bowl not from Indy, Pitt, or New England? The 2002 Oakland Raiders. Couch and I both think 2010 is the year an upstart breaks through and breaks up the hegemony.
In the NFC, the regular season is crucial: secure home-field and you're in the Super Bowl. These home crowds become too strong a variable for contending forces like Dallas, Minnesota, Green Bay, New Orleans. Any of those teams host the NFC Championship, they will advance. As a bonus, the two of us delve into college football for some reason.
AFC Playoff Preview
NFC Playoff Preview