3-4 gaining believers in AFC

Originally Published: December 10, 2004
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Why is the AFC seemingly so superior to the NFC this year? One answer might be the utilization of the 3-4 defense, which is much more prominent in the AFC.

There currently are six AFC teams using the 3-4 – none in the NFC – and they're some of the more dominating defenses in the league (Pittsburgh, San Diego, Baltimore and Buffalo).