Lost in the dominance by the New England Patriots, Peyton Manning, and even the Pittsburgh Steelers has been a division that has quietly reigned supreme among all other divisions. That division happens to be the NFC West, which has represented the NFC in the Super Bowl nine times this century. Even the Arizona Cardinals made it one year! Their nine appearances in the Super Bowl has tied the AFC East (and New England) for the most this century.
Granted, Seattle is the only NFC West franchise to have won this decade. In fact, they would've had two Super Bowls if Pete Carroll wasn't an idiot. There's also the Rams, Seahawks, and Cardinals running into brick walls known as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Patriots in the Super Bowl. But you have to give it up for this division for producing illustrious teams in the NFC.
What other division has a dominant front seven like San Francisco, an MVP-caliber quarterback like Russell Wilson in Seattle, a mastermind coach like Sean McVay in Los Angeles, and a young, budding group like the Arizona Cardinals do? No one else, that's for sure. This Super Bowl will have NFC West representation once again. San Francisco will look to finish their 'Quest For Six" as they take on the Kansas City Chiefs. If you're looking for great football in the future, head west, my friend.
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