AFC South: NFC East

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Words that players and fans seem to love from a sportswriter, and claim they never hear: I was wrong.

When I signed on for a preseason piece on why the AFC South would be the best division in football, I wasn't hell bent on the idea and thought the case for the NFC East was as compelling.

Just three games in, I don't feel like it's too early to say I was wrong since the top of the power rankings ballot I submitted last night read like this:

  1. Dallas
  2. NY Giants
  3. Philadelphia

I grew up in Central Jersey tracking that division, and while it's early, it sure seems as if that group is on course for a spectacular showing. A chance to play the meek NFC West and the not-so-deep AFC North will certainly help the records of the Cowboys, Giants, Eagles and Redskins. (Though the AFC South doesn't have it too tough either with AFC North and NFC North).

Paul Kuharsky's AFC South ballot
TeamLast WeekThis Week
Indianapolis612
Tennessee96
Jacksonville1411
Houston2223

The drop for Indianapolis may be a little big, but once the Colts got close to the Jaguars, I had to get Jacksonville ahead of them based on Sunday's result.

As always, if you're into these numbers I recommend Mike Sando's detailed breakdown of how we arrived at them.

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