Ranking the toughest NFL divisions

05LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 24: Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins warms up before playing the Buffalo Bills during a preseason game at FedExField on August 24, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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The NFC West's rise from weakest division in football to strongest gives any division hope that it can turn it around quickly. It wasn't hard for you to guess the NFC West, with the top two teams in football, is the best division in the NFL, but where do the other seven rank?
— Frank Schwab

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