Sports Metric of the Week: Measuring the Success of the NFL’s Two Conferences

Super Bowl 50 will match the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos in the San Francisco Bay Area on February 7th.

Both the Panthers and Broncos flourished during the regular season and each earned the number one seed in their respective conferences.

Despite the Broncos knocking off the reigning Super Bowl champions this past weekend, it is the Panthers that have opened up as clear favorites according to pundits.

Should Carolina best the Broncos in two weeks, they would add to the NFC’s slight edge over the AFC in Super Bowl champions since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

Since the amalgamation of the two professional football leagues 46 years ago, the NFC has crowned 24 champions compared to the AFC’s 21 winners.


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