The NFL is composed of 32 teams divided into 2 different conferences. There is the NFC, which stands for National Football Conference and the AFC, the American Football Conference. Within these two conferences are four separate divisions chosen by the cities geographical location. There is an East, West, North, and South division for each conference.
The AFC North- The AFC North division has four teams and they are the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The NFC North- Also from the North but from the National Football Conference are the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings.
The AFC South- The AFC South has the Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, and the Houston Texans.
The NFC South- The National Conference counterparts of the AFC are the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The AFC East- The AFC East has the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and the New York Jets.
The NFC East- The NFC east has the Dallas Cowboys,Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, and another New York team, the New York Giants.
The AFC West- The AFC west consists of the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and the San Diego Chargers.
The NFC West- The NFC west has the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, and the San Francisco 49ers.
The team with the best record in their Division at the end of the season then goes on to the playoffs. The playoffs is a single elimination format, and six teams from each conference goes on to have a chance to win the Super Bowl. The National Football League is the only major sport league to implement a one game playoff format and it has been like this ever since. With so many teams in the league, the competition gets tougher and tougher every year. The most competitive divisions will usually end up with a team that misses out on the playoffs even though they had a better record than another team in another division. Depending on what division a team is, it can often be a tough task for them to make it to the playoffs.