Every year you have people and fans roasting the NFC WEST for being weak and garbage. Their is actually a great stat which actually defies the NFC west as one of the stronger divisions when it really matters!!! People year in and year out are complaining for re-alignment of the NFC divisions because the NFC West is poor. In this case this year our 49ers are 9-2 and nobody is within reach in the NFC west. So with the second place NFC west team 5 games back the NFL MUST reconsider the allignment of the divisions because it is too "easy" for a team in the NFC west to make the playoffs, while many other teams like the falcons, lions, bears, who are 2-3 games above .500 will end up missing the playoffs. The Stat that nobody talks about when dissing the NFC west is that the NFC WEST team in the playoffs has won at least one playoff game over the last 5/6 years. and in the last 5 years 2 NFC West teams were represented in the Super Bowl.
LET THEM HATE AS MUCH AS THEY WANT ABOUT THE NFC WEST, BUT it really isnt as bad as many say it is... based of STATS/HISTORY.
Seattle NFC Divisional round 2010
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