The NFL’s most busts in the past two decades have all been in the same division: the NFC East.
Busts in each division, with the notable exception of the AFC East, have occurred on the heels of major moves in the other division.
In the NFC, the Rams and Saints have gone from winning Super Bowls in 2004 to losing it in 2013.
New Orleans, a perennial playoff team, has been one of the worst teams in the league since the 2009 season.
New York Giants owner John Mara and his son, Jonathan, are under scrutiny for the team’s recent contract and its failure to pay its players a fair share.
The Giants have also been under scrutiny after a spate of concussions.
New Orleans also has a $2.8 billion salary cap, the NFL’s second highest.
The Rams are not among the worst franchises in the NFL, but they’re not the league’s worst teams either.
The franchise, which has been under contract for nearly a decade, has missed the playoffs three times in that span.
The Rams also have a $16 million cap hit for next season.
In the AFC, the Colts have missed the postseason four times since 2000 and have a cap hit of $17.7 million for next year.
The Colts, the team that finished in last place in the AFC last year, have also had some turnover in recent years.
Indianapolis is in need of a new general manager, as general manager Ryan Grigson has been out since the 2014 season.
The team was a perennial contender last year when it drafted quarterback Andrew Luck in the first round and signed quarterback Andrew Greene to a four-year contract extension in January.
The contract also includes $2 million in dead money, but Colts owner Jim Irsay has been hesitant to use that money on a new head coach.
The Ravens are one of four teams in both the AFC and NFC to have the NFL teams with the most bust records.
Baltimore has been the only franchise to make the playoffs each of the past four years, winning the AFC North last season.
However, the Ravens have missed out on the postseason the past five seasons.
Baltimore’s most recent playoff appearance came in 2013 when the Ravens beat the Bengals in the wild-card round of the playoffs, a game that ended with the Ravens going on to win the AFC South title.
The Chargers have been one team in each of those four divisions that has been on the rise in recent seasons, winning both the NFC West and AFC West in 2017.
The Chargers, led by quarterback Philip Rivers, won a Super Bowl in 2015 and are the NFL leaders in both yards and points scored.
The Raiders, who are in their ninth season in the desert, are the only team in the NFC to win a Super, but have missed a postseason appearance the past three seasons.
The Raiders have the league leaders in yards and touchdowns scored.
In general, the biggest changes in the divisional landscape in recent decades have been in New England, Kansas City and Green Bay.
New England has been in a decline for years, and the Patriots have been the team to watch in the playoffs.
The Patriots are also a perennial powerhouse in the Super Bowl era, winning it four times in the last 10 years.
Kansas City, meanwhile, has made the playoffs in each season since 2000, and has been a perennial Super Bowl contender since 2011.
The Bills are one team to be a perennial winner in the Eastern Conference and a perennial runner-up in the Western Conference.
Buffalo has been an elite team in both leagues since the 2001 season, when the Bills finished first in the West and went on to beat the Broncos in the title game.
Buffalo is the only NFL team with more than 50 wins since 2000.
In 2016, the Browns had a Super-Bowl appearance and won it in 2017, but were not able to advance to the Super-Pads for the following season.
In 2019, the Patriots went on a run that included winning the Superbowl in the season that followed.
The Redskins, who finished fifth in the East in 2016, have been inconsistent in recent weeks.
The Redskins were the only one team last year to win back-to-back games for the first time since 2010.
The 2017 Redskins were a playoff team.
The Colts and Ravens, who have the two best records in the National Football League, have the best chance to reach the playoffs since 2006.
In the AFC in 2018, the Steelers won the Super bowl and then lost in the Wild Card round to the Patriots.
In recent years, the Chiefs have been a powerhouse, winning four consecutive Super Bowl championships.
The Cowboys have been among the league leader in turnover in the middle of the decade.
The Cowboys went from winning the NFC South title in 2007 to losing that title to the Steelers in 2012.
The only team that has not won back-toback since 2004 is the Browns.
The Jets and Falcons have both missed the Playoffs since 2002.
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