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A more geographically correct NFL realignment proposal

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If the AFC and NFC had been geographically accurate in the 6-division era:

1970
AFC East: Baltimore, Buffalo, Miami, New England (Boston in 1970), NY Jets
AFC Central: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Pittsburgh
AFC West: Denver, Houston, Oakland, San Diego
NFC East: Atlanta, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis
NFC West: Dallas, LA Rams, New Orleans, San Francisco

1976
AFC East: Baltimore, Buffalo, Miami, New England, NY Jets
AFC Central: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay (only one season)
AFC West: Denver, Houston, Oakland, San Diego
NFC East: Atlanta, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis
NFC West: Dallas, LA Rams, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle (only one season)

1977
AFC East: Baltimore, Buffalo, Miami, New England, NY Jets
AFC Central: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Kansas City, Pittsburgh
AFC West: Denver, Oakland (moves to Los Angeles in 1982), San Diego, Seattle
NFC East: Atlanta, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis
NFC West: Dallas, LA Rams, New Orleans, San Francisco

1984
AFC East: Buffalo, Miami, New England, NY Jets, Pittsburgh
AFC Central: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City
AFC West: Denver, LA Raiders, San Diego, Seattle
NFC East: Atlanta, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis
NFC West: Dallas, LA Rams, New Orleans, San Francisco

1988
AFC East: Buffalo, Miami, New England, NY Jets, Pittsburgh
AFC Central: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City
AFC West: Denver, LA Raiders, San Diego, Seattle
NFC East: Atlanta, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, New Orleans
NFC West: Dallas, LA Rams, Phoenix (becomes Arizona in 1994), San Francisco

1995 (NFC gets crazy for a few years until the expansion to 32 restores normalcy to some extent)
AFC East: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Miami, New England, NY Jets
AFC Central: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh
AFC West: Denver, Houston, Oakland, San Diego, Seattle
NFC Coastal: Arizona, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis
NFC South: Atlanta, Carolina, Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

1996
AFC East: Baltimore, Jacksonville, Miami, New England, NY Jets
AFC Central: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh
AFC West: Denver, Houston, Oakland, San Diego, Seattle
NFC Coastal: Arizona, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis
NFC South: Atlanta, Carolina, Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

1997
AFC East: Baltimore, Jacksonville, Miami, New England, NY Jets
AFC Central: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Tennessee
AFC West: Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Seattle
NFC Coastal: Arizona, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis
NFC South: Atlanta, Carolina, Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

1999
AFC East: Baltimore, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Miami, New England, NY Jets
AFC Central: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Tennessee
AFC West: Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Seattle
NFC Coastal: Arizona, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington
NFC Central: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis
NFC South: Atlanta, Carolina, Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay
 

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