Anyone Want To See The Divisions Realigned ?

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  1. allsilverdreams

    allsilverdreams Starter Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I'm so tired of the same teams year in and year out. Why do i care about the Bills, Jets or Patriots. I would love to see us with Jax,Bucs,Falcons,Saints.
    What would you like to see.
     
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    phinfan33 A True Fan

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    I think we need to switch with the Colts. Why is a northern team in the AFC South?
     
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    I agree. Been saying that for years. The Jets, Bills and Patriots are all close to each other, as are the Texans, Titans and Jags. Just look at the mileage we travel to play division games. Makes no sense. If this was done a few years ago, there could have been a lot more Brady-Manning matchups.
     
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    Should re-shuffle the divisions and conferences every decade.
     
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    I don't see the divisions ever being realigned unless they add a bunch more teams
     
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    yes i always felt that if they are aligned by true geography, then some pretty cool and intense regional rivalries would form.

    just toying around, something like:

    NE, NYG, NYJ, PHI
    BUF, PIT, BAL, WAS
    CAR, ATL, TEN, JAX
    MIA, TB, NO, HOU
    DET, CLE, IND, CIN
    CHI, GB, MIN, KC
    SEA, DEN, SF, OAK / LV
    LAR, LAC, ARI, DAL
     
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    jfleag61 A True Fan

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    I've been thinking the same thing for YEARS!!
     
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    Yep definitely should have been us that got moved to the South. Also would have been cool to see Brady and Manning in the same division during their prime years.
     
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    I'd go even more "rogue" actually.

    Why not have the AFC teams all in one division, playing each team one time with one game a year versus NFC teams. Then you take the top six teams with tie-breaker being head-to-head, record in the conference etc. Every team would essentially have the same schedule with the exception being the match-up versus the NFC . Home games could switch every other year. Miami would still get New England, Buffalo and the Jets every year but could build rivalries with other AFC teams as well.

    I've seen some ideas that I like where the super bowl could be two NFC teams or two AFC teams. That would involve quite a bit more, though. But there certainly have been years where the two best teams came from the same conference. Imagine Miami versus Pittsburgh for the super bowl in the 1970's or San Francisco against Dallas in the 1990's.
     
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    The last realignment decision making made it clear why the teams and divisions were assigned.

    Preserving (old) rivalries took precedence over geography. The Dolphins have too much history with Jets, Bills and Patriots to be moved to the South. Indianapolis had less ties to the old AFC East than the rest of the teams. Odd man out.

    Much like the Dallas Cowboys will never leave the NFC East even though the NFC South would be a better alignment with Carolina going to the East.

    It's a regional rivalry preservation of old school fans and divisions. I doubt it will ever change.
     
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    I still like having 2 games a year against the f'n Jets, f'n Bills and f'n Pats.
     
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    I agree that the divisions should be changed, and be based on location. Too many teams are in the wrong division. Yes, I understand wanting to keep old rivalries, but several teams over the years have been forced to move which created new rivalries. As it stands, a new football fan would see Miami and New England in the same division and wonder what moron came up with the idea to pair 3 Northeast teams with the Southernmost team in the entire league.
     
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    HELL NO !!!
     
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    If you can't beat them, realign!
     
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    I like the old rivalries and cold weather games.
    The Pats run is almost over.
    We already took a lot of losses over the last 15 years. The worm will turn.
    Stay with this schedule IMHO
     

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