Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/28/13
With this week's preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders, the Seattle Seahawks faces its third former division rival this exhibition season from the AFC West, where they spent 25 seasons with before 2002 realignment placed them in the NFC West.  Now that optimism is at an all-time high; it's apropos to harken back to the AFC West days, particularly the 1980s, when the Raiders played in Los Angeles.  In a recent poll of Las Vegas oddsmakers, the Seahawks were ranked third among NFL teams with the best odds of winning this year's Super Bowl.  The Denver Broncos were ranked No. 1, but most unfortunate for Seattle, one of its current division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, were ranked No. 2.  The good news is you have legitimate Super Bowl hopes. However, odds are, you won't win the division.  Such was life during a most of the 1980s when the Seahawks contended with Denver and the L.A. Raiders in the AFC West.  When Seattle reached the playoffs for the first time in the 1983 season,
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