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Seahawks are still NFL's best

Despite loss to San Francisco, Seattle shows very few weaknesses

Updated: December 8, 2013, 11:52 PM ET
By Matt Williamson | ESPN Insider

The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers played a physical football game Sunday in San Francisco, with 49ers prevailing 19-17. It was a heavyweight battle between two of the league's best teams in what I believe to be the best rivalry in the NFL right now. The win keeps San Francisco in the driver's seat for a wild-card berth in the NFC, even with the Cardinals handling the St. Louis Rams with ease in Arizona on Sunday.

But despite the victory, the 49ers shouldn't celebrate too much. They still have a long way to go to catch the Seahawks, who remain the best team in the NFC in my eyes.

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