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East is different than West

From Darren Eliot of SI:

But in looking at the two conferences, certain trends have become distinct over the last five years as the league moved to a heavier inter-divisional format. In general, the East boasts more young, dynamic offensive players, while the West is more about size, defense and proven veterans. Of course, there are exceptions to those stereotypes, but take this simple test:

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Interesting piece. Admittedly, I don’t really look at the league through an east versus west perspective as much as I look at the league as a whole.  Nonetheless, when you examine the league from both sides, as Eliot does, it certainly makes for some interesting reading.