Rivalries in the National Football League are a special kind of intense. Because teams meet only a few times per season at most, all the emotion, history and competitive fire inherent in a good rivalry are compressed into a scant few hours on Sunday.
This year's rivalries are no less intense than those of years past. The AFC East is rife with possibilities, as a returning Tom Brady is certain to rankle a rejuvenated Dolphins squad and a rebuilding Jets team. One can be certain that the crowds in New York and Dallas will welcome Michael Vick to the NFC East with less-than-open arms. The Packers and Bears already are bitter rivals, but the addition of outspoken Jay Cutler could cause that competition to explode -- not to mention the fact that Brett Favre has added a third dimension to the conference by signing with Minnesota.
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