Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 2/7/12
For the past five years the NFC West has been called the worst division in pro football. They have even received the nickname the NFC worst. Now there is reason for this nickname as two seasons ago the Seattle Seahawks won the division with a 7-9 record.  Furthermore the St. Louis Rams have put up terrible seasons the past five years. But with the San Francisco 49ers finally getting hot after such a long layoff and the way the Seahawks ended the 2011 regular season the NFC worst is looking like it could become the NFC best. The Seahawks, 49ers, and Arizona Cardinals all have promising outlooks for next season and all three could very possibly be in the playoffs next year. The Seahawks may have the most promising season ahead of them though. The Seahawks finished this year with a 7-9 record. Not a very impressive record in the least but it does look a lot better when you realize they started the season off at 2-6. And it looks even better still when you see they beat teams like the Baltimore Ravens and the NFC champion New York Giants. They also almost beat their division rivals the 49ers losing 17-19 in their second matchup with them. [...]
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