A couple of seasons being the cellar of the NFC conference with a 7-9 team winning the division, the NFC West has become one of it’s strongest. Mainly behind the resurrection of the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. In fact, we almost witnessed an all NFC West NFC Championship game last season.
New head coach Bruce Arians doesn’t see what everyone is talking about though.
“I don’t see the dominance that everybody else talks about. One of those teams may be (dominant.) It still has to be played on Sunday.”
If you expand the history of the division to the past 12 seasons, the division has sent all 4 teams to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, none of them have won the Super Bowl since the St. Louis Rams won in 1999.
No other division can make that claim though. In fact, almost every other division has not sent more than 2 teams to the Super Bowl in that time span. The NFC South has sent 3 teams: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccanneers.
A little fun fact for you: two of those NFC West teams were led there by Kurt Warner.
That would support Arians claim that the NFC West isn’t dominated by a team or two.