'NFL Total Access' recap: QB matchups, strongest divisions

Did you miss Thursday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:

QB matchups sparkle

Shaun O'Hara and Darren Sharper debated the most intriguing quarterback matchup in 2013. O'Hara was unadventurous and went with the Peyton Manning/Andrew Luck matchup, but he admitted he likes watching Manning because the opportunity is always there for him to pass out two million free pizzas.

Sharper went Robert Frost and took the road less traveled, going with Russell Wilson vs. Colin Kaepernick. The two matched up in Week 16 last season and the Seahawks beat the brakes off the Niners. Sharper thinks the division will come down to how these two play against each other for years to come.

Barkley beyond borders

A piece on Matt Barkley showed that Barkley, much like Asher Roth, loves college. While at USC, Barkley was very active in community service -- so much so that a community service position has been created in his name. However, teams care about what he can do on the field and according to former NFL general manager Charley Casserly, Barkley is rated similarly to Andy Dalton and would be a great pickup in the second round.

Best divisions?

Heath Evans, Brian Baldinger and Willie McGinest talked about which NFC division has the best chance to have three teams make the playoffs. Baldinger and Heath both like the NFC West's chances, citing the improvement made by the Rams. McGinest bucked the trend and picked the NFC South -- taking the Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers as his three. (Somewhere in Carolina, Cam Newton is pouting behind a podium.)

O'Hara and Sharper had the same discussion but about the AFC. O'Hara likes the Ravens, Steelers and Bengals to make the playoffs from the AFC North. Sharper picked the AFC West, saying the Broncos, Chargers and Chiefs get in. (Someone please cut the tape from this segment because it'll be terrific to watch and laugh at Sharper in January.)

O'Hara and Sharper chatted about the importance of strength of schedule -- or lack of importance, for that matter. Both agree that it doesn't matter. Last year, the Ravens had the fourth-hardest strength of schedule heading into the 2012 season and won the Super Bowl.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" every Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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