All of the AFC East teams have been outscored by their opponents, while 2 of the 4 NFC North teams have actually outscored their opponents.
One of those teams that outscored their opponents is the 2-7 Packers who beat the Aints 52-3 and have lost every other game before ATL. The other is Chicag, and no one is doubting they have a great D, they just don't have any O.
I agree though, that the Bills/Phins/Jets are in the same league as the Vikes/Lions/Packers. Both divisions are bad. Any team in the NFC E or AFC W is just as good or better than Chicago and NE.