In the video and article above, Evans and Lombardi are debating which division is the toughest in football. Lombardi says that NFC north is toughest and Evans says NFC south is toughest. Now before I go bashing Evans based on his opinion I am going to say he is showing a little homerism. Number one he played for the Saints in the NFC south, and number two he played at Auburn which is why he loves Cam Newton so much.
Lombardi is a pretty respected analyst that is neutral in his decision. Heath Evans is just going to be another one of those players turned analyst that doesn't last long on the job even though he did make this debate interesting to watch. Lombardi has a football degree!!
Stafford played for Georgia in the SEC so Evans obviously is not a huge fan of him. Stafford will make Evans eat his words after Sunday and I hope that Lombardi brings this up later in the season when Stafford is top 5 in QB play this season.
The NFC north has 4 quality QBs in Rogers, Stafford, McNabb, and Cutler. The NFC south has Brees, Ryan, Freeman and Newton. I think the north has the edge here. Also the North is a lot more physical. I side with Lombardi by a long shot, even if I wasn't a Lions fan.