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New Orleans Saints: Here’s the Key to Winning the Division

Article By on 22nd July, 2009

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Just ask the Arizona Cardinals. Or the San Diego Chargers.

It is no coincidence that every team that at least tied for the best record within their own division won the division.

The Cardinals were a sub-par 3-7 outside the NFC West. Yet, they went 6-0 against their division rivals and won the division.

What was lost in Denver's much-talked about historic collapse in the final three games of the season was the fact that they only went 3-3 within the AFC West while San Diego boasted a 5-1 division record.

The bottom line is this:

If you can't beat the teams within your own division, don't expect to win it. Or even to make the playoffs.

The Philadelphia Eagles were the only team last year to...

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