Originally posted on Blogging Dirty  |  Last updated 12/2/11
The NFL has long been a league of streaks, ebbs and flows, and dominance whether that dominance be from a team, individual player, or division. Another interesting theme is the dominance by a certain conference over the other. From 1968-80, the AFL/AFC were dominant, with alot of help from the Steelers. From the early 80′s through ’97, the NFC was the superior conference with the Joe Montana and Steve Young led 49ers and the dynastic Dallas Cowboys. When the Broncos beat Brett Favre’s Packers in January 1998, it marked more than just the first Super Bowl title for the city of Denver. It marked what history shows us is the beginning of AFC dominance. Denver would win another (unfortunately for Falcons fans) alongside Baltimore, Indianapolis, a pair for Pittsburgh, and of course the New England Patriots dynasty.Sure, there were three NFC teams with victories in the time period of 1998-2009, but it was generally a time of dominance by the AFC teams. The tremendous defense of Pittsburgh...
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