There are 32 teams playing for glory in the National Football league each fall and winter. The clubs are organized into two major conferences, the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference. Then each of those conferences is subdivided into four divisions, each made up of four teams. Do you know which NFL teams belong to which division?
It’s not just a matter of superficial trivia. Divisions make a huge difference in how successful – or unsuccessful – a team might be during the regular season and then the playoffs. If you don’t believe it, ask the three teams stuck under the bootheels of Bill Belichick and his dynasty, the New England Patriots. Do you know the teams we’re referring to?
Divisions are often, but not always, organized by geographical location, making it somewhat easier to guess which team goes where. But sometimes the NFL is forced to shoehorn a team into a division just to make the numbers work. Can you identify the correct division, even for teams that might be located hundreds of miles from the others in its division?
Do you really know your AFC West from your NFC North? Let’s see if you have what it takes to be the NFL commissioner – put your pro football knowledge to the test right now!