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Tables turn in conference rivalry

After years of AFC rule, QB-heavy NFC gained head-to-head advantage in 2011

Originally Published: December 28, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Even though it came with little fanfare, that the NFC won the inter-conference rivalry over the AFC on Christmas Eve was significant.

You have to go back to 1995 to find the last time the NFC won a season against the AFC. Sure, there have been ties, but the AFC has had a pronounced edge. It was interesting that this year the series went down to the final two games. The Giants' victory over the Jets and the Lions' thumping of the Chargers were the clinchers, giving the ...

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