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NFC West is best in 2013

Go west young man, if you want to be where the best teams are in the NFL. Specifically, the NFC West.

The 12-2 Seahawks lead the best division in the league with two weeks remaining in the regular season. The combined record for the four NFC West teams is 37-19, a .661 winning percentage.

The NFC West is the only division that has three teams with at least nine victories -- Seattle, San Francisco (10-4) and Arizona (9-5). It's also the only division where the worst team has six wins. The St. Louis Rams are 6-8.

And the NFC West is going to stay on top this season. Factoring in games against each other, the worst the division can do is 40-24. No other division can reach that win total.

It's quite a turnaround in three years. The Seahawks won the division in 2010 with a 7-9 record. The combined record of the NFC West that season was 25-39, a .390 winning percentage.

Second best on that division list in 2013 is the AFC West, thanks to the top two teams at 11-3 -- Denver and Kansas City. San Diego is 7-7, and Oakland has the only losing record in the division at 4-10. But the AFC West is 33-23, a .589 winning percentage.

No other division in the NFL is better than two games over .500 entering this weekend's games. The AFC East is 29-27 and the NFC South is 28-28.