Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/8/12
A Developing Rivalry It’s amazing to me how rivalries come and go in the NFC West. Back in 2004 when the Seattle Seahawks finally rose to the top of the NFC West, there was no team more hated in Seattle than the St. Louis Rams. Today’s Seahawks fans look past a game with the Rams without a second thought. In 2011 and 2012 most people will tell you that the biggest NFC West rival for the Seattle Seahawks is the San Francisco 49ers; and they are probably right. The 49ers are clearly the team to beat and that makes them hated across the division; not to mention bad blood remaining between Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh from their Pac-10 days. That being said, and considering the Seahawks face an important home game this weekend against Arizona, I’d like to take a deeper look at what the Seahawks-Cardinal rivalry has become. History The biggest rivals in the division always seem to be the former champion against the new champion. The exclusion to this principle is teams linked by history...
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