What Did the NFL look like in 1993
The NFL was a wild place in 1993. When the Browns last went 2-0, there were just 28 teams in the NFL, which only had three divisions per conference. A West, central, and east. The divisions didn’t make sense, as the Cardinals played in the east, the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints played in the west, and to really shake things up; the Seattle Seahawks were in the AFC.
The Cardinals were from Phoenix, not just Arizona, and the Titans were still in Houston and called the Oilers. The Raiders weren’t in Las Vegas yet, they weren’t even in Oakland, as they were actually one of the two teams in Los Angeles, the other being the Rams.
The Rams were also the original football team for Cleveland.
This was also the last consecutive year the Bills would go to the Super Bowl, losing to the Dallas Cowboys in Jim Kelly’s last chance to win it all. Speaking of the Cowboys, Emmitt Smith not only won the NFL MVP but the Super Bowl MVP as well, making him just one of a few people to ever pull that feat off in the same year.
Jerry Rice won the Offensive Player of the Year Award, which wasn’t surprising as the San Francisco 49ers were the top dogs of the NFC West and Rod Woodson won the Defensive Player of the Year Award for Pittsburgh, who finished second in the AFC Central, just ahead of the Browns.
And in what may be the biggest shocker of the year, the Detroit Lions were the top cats in the Central, beating out Bears legend Jim McMahon and disgraced scumbag Bret Favre.
Also, Favre wasn’t a disgusting person who stole money for volleyball arenas. So that was different.