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What would the NFL look like if they re-aligned by geographical location?

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If the NFL actually had the teams in the North be in the North divisions, etc. what would it look like?

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If you have followed the NFL for any duration of time, you know the way they broke up all 32 teams. Four divisions per conference, four teams per division. Simple math, but the one thing which always got me was how some of the teams don’t seem to be in the right division.

For instance, why are the New England Patriots not in the AFC North? Instead, they are in the AFC East. Thinking about this I thought it would be fun to look at the divisions and see what they would look like if they were to re-align, but by geographical location.

Just to clarify, I decided not to move any teams from their current conference, just looking at divisional alignment. Every division has at least one new team in it except for the NFC West considering all four of those teams are predominantly on the western portion of the country compared to the other teams who could be moved.

Let’s see how this shakes out...

AFC North

Current:
Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Ravens
Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals

New:
New England Patriots
Buffalo Bills
Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleveland Browns

AFC East

Current:
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins

New:
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
New York Jets
Tennessee Titans

AFC South

Current:
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans
Houston Texans

New:
Jacksonville Jaguars
Miami Dolphins
Houston Texans
Kansas City Chiefs

AFC West

Current:
Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders
Los Angeles Chargers
Denver Broncos

New:
Indianapolis Colts
Oakland Raiders
Los Angeles Chargers
Denver Broncos


NFC North

Current:
Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions
Chicago Bears

New:
Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions
New York Giants

NFC East

Current:
Dallas Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
New York Giants

New:
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears

NFC South

Current:
New Orleans Saints
Carolina Panthers
Atlanta Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New:
New Orleans Saints
Dallas Cowboys
Atlanta Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC West

Current:
Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams
Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers

New:
Division would remain the same with almost all teams geographically in the west.


So, what do you think of these re-aligned divisions? Would you be on board? Are there other changes you would make? Let us know in the comment section below!