I got to thinking about this when I was pondering the emergence of the AFC as the elite conference in football. I noticed that, when the AFC began to turn the corner, the Pats and Colts were emerging as top tier talents and dynasties (although only we can officially be called a dynasty) in the conference. After that, other teams in the AFC geared their coaching and rosters after us. Now, post Super Bowl, I look at the NFC and am starting to notice the same things that I did in 2000 when the AFC was finally starting to come around. It's not only because they won the Super Bowl this year. Personally, I think the Giants will be lucky if they get a wild card berth next year. However, I look at the Cowboys and the Packers and I'm starting to think that we may have two NFC versions of the Pats and Colts. Now this is all barring how Rodgers pans out in Green Bay (I think he'll be fine, by the way) but I can see these two young franchises leading the NFC for years to come. Both teams have a tremendous amount of youth (Green Bay being the youngest team in the league) and they both proved that they can succeed at high levels. Also, since the AFC has been dominant, there has only been one really good team in the NFC for the past couple of years. Bears, Seahawks, Eagles, Bucs, etc. This past year, there was two good teams at the top in the NFC. So I pose this question to you: is the NFC turning the corner? Or are these two teams going to fade back into mediocrity next year?