NFL All-Division Tournament: AFC North vs. AFC South


Jan 6, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) runs after a catch for a third quarter touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Now that our AFC North All-Division Team is set at both offense and defense, it’s time for the real action to begin – the time to decide which divisional team is the best is upon us.  Every editor on the FanSided network teamed up to create our All-Division teams, but it’s up to you, the reader, to choose which team is the best.  The time has come for the NFL All-Division Tournament.

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The first round of the tournament features our beloved AFC North team facing off with the AFC South team.  The North squad has a scary 3-4 defense anchored by hometown favorite Haloti Ngata, who is flanked by exceptional pass rushers in Geno Atkins and Vontaze Burfict.  With Joe Haden and Jimmy Smith on the back end, this is one defense that is sure to cause opposing offensives nightmares.

The offense is equally talented, with a bevy of incredibly talented pass catchers in Jordan Cameron, Josh Gordon, A.J. Green, and Torrey Smith.  Ben Roethlisberger would have plenty of time to find them given the fact that he is playing behind a line with talent including Joe Thomas, Alex Mack, and Marshal Yanda.

AFC North Offense

QB Ben Roethlisberger

RB Giovani Bernard

TE Jordan Cameron

WR Josh Gordon

WR A.J. Green

WR Torrey Smith

LT Joe Thomas

LG Andrew Whitworth

C Alex Mack

RG Marshal Yanda

RT Andre Smith

AFC North Defense

DE Geno Atkins

NT Haloti Ngata

DE Cameron Heyward

OLB Terrell Suggs

ILB Vontaze Burfict

ILB Lawrence Timmons

OLB Jason Worilds

CB Joe Haden

CB Jimmy Smith

S Donte Whitner

S Troy Polamalu

The AFC South (boooo) has a lot of talent in it’s own right.  J.J. Watt is one of the best players at any position, and Andrew Luck has a sky high ceiling.  We have a nice mix of veterans (Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne), and young guys (Kendall Wright, Dwayne Allen) here, though some guys are talented but unproven (Allen, Jadeveon Clowney).

AFC South Offense

QB Andrew Luck

RB Arian Foster

WR Andre Johnson

WR Reggie Wayne

WR Kendall Wright

TE Dwayne Allen

LT Michael Roos

LG Zane Beadles

C Chris Myers

RG Brandon Brooks

RT Duane Brown

AFC South Defense

DE J.J. Watt

NT Jurrell Casey

DE Chris Clemons

OLB Jadeveon Clowney

ILB Paul Posluszny

ILB Brian Cushing

OLB Robert Mathis

CB Vontae Davis

CB Johnathan Joseph

S Bernard Pollard

S Johnathan Cyprien

So which team do you think is better?  The winner will advance to the next round with a chance at glory, while the loser will be joining us on the couch eating chips.  Voting is open until midnight on Tuesday.  Stay tuned for the results!

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