2014 NFC West: Best division ever?

Last year's was strongest since realignment in '02. This year's could be better

Updated: August 21, 2014, 2:59 PM ET
By Scott Kacsmar | Football Outsiders

The NFC West is the NFL's only division with at least one playoff win in each of the past 10 seasons. The NFC West and AFC North lead all divisions with 19 playoff wins in that time, but it's only been recently that the NFC West was recognized as a powerhouse.

How much of a powerhouse? Well, it's very arguable that the 2013 NFC West was the strongest division in the NFL since the eight-division format was introduced in 2002, and this year's version could be even better.