For quite some time, we've heard how we play in the worst division. We hear that the NFC East is an absolute joke and all the rest of it. We even had a Packers fan during the offseason try to troll us and use this argument. Through 4 games, I shall prove to you all that the NFC East is currently the best division in the NFL.
Let's begin with the NFC East. Currently, the Eagles lead the division with a 4-0 record. The Cowboys and Giants are tied for second with a 3-1 record with the Cowboys ahead due to head to head. The Commanders are in last place in the NFC East with a 1-3 record. Therefore, three of the four teams are above .500 through 4 games.
The vaunted NFC West currently has the Rams at 2-1 in first place (scheduled to play tonight), the Cardinals at 2-2 in second, the Seahawks tied for second at 2-2, and the 49ers in last place with a 1-2 record (scheduled to play tonight). Therefore, in the vaunted NFC West, there is only one team above .500 through 4 games.
In the NFC North, the Vikings and Packers are tied for 1st with a 3-1 record with the Vikings ahead on head to head. The Bears are in second with a 2-2 record, and the Lions round out that division with a 1-3 record. Only two teams in that division have a record above .500 through 4 games.
Finally, we must examine the NFC South. The Buccaneers and Falcons are tied for first with a 2-2 record. The Panthers and Saints are tied for the bottom spot at 1-3.
In the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins are tied for first place with a 3-1 record with Miami ahead on head to head. The Jets are in third place with a 2-2 record, and the Patriots are in last place with a 1-3 record. The AFC East, through 4 games, has two teams above .500.
AFC West: the Chiefs are in first place with a 3-1 record. The Chargers and Broncos are tied for second with a 2-2 record, and the Raiders round out the division with a 1-3 record. The AFC West only has one team above .500 through 4 days.
AFC North: The Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals are tied for first with a 2-2 record. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a 1-3 record in 4th place. There are no teams above .500 record in the AFC North through 4 games.
AFC South: the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans are tied for first with a 2-2 record. The Colts are in third place with a 1-2-1 record, and the Texans are in last place with an 0-3-1 record. There are no teams in this division with a record above .500 through 4 games.
Now, some of you may say, "Well, Rusty, go back to grazing because it's mostly division wins." Now, let me prove you wrong here as well:
The Cowboys defeated the Bengals (AFC Champion Bengals) in week 2 while the Eagles have defeated Detroit, Minnesota, and Jacksonville outside the division. The Giants outside of the division have defeated the Titans (1st seed last year), Carolina, and Chicago. Washington defeated Jacksonville. Therefore, most of the victories from the NFC East are outside of the division as the Cowboys have won once, the Eagles and Giants have won 3, and Washington has defeated 2 teams outside the division. That's 6 wins out of 11 total victories. Thus, only 5 wins were interdivision. Therefore, your argument about the division wins is invalid.
If you are what your record says that you are, then it's logical to conclude that the NFC East is the best division in the NFL in 2022. Will it stay this way? Only time will tell. However, through September and the first Sunday of October, we have the best division, and most of the wins in the division are outside of the NFC East.