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Breed 11-17-2012 04:28 PM

NFLN Top 10 Rivalries
 
10. 49ers-Cowboys
9. Eagles-Cowboys
8. Patriots-Colts
7. Bears-Packers
6. Ravens-Steelers
5. Cowboys-Steelers
4. Browns-Bengals
3. Jets-Patriots
2. Steelers-Raiders
1. Eagles-Giants

It would probably be hard to make a worse list. Half of these aren't even relevant anymore...

Smooth Criminal 11-17-2012 04:41 PM

Yea that's a dumb list. When was the last time Steelers Raiders was a good game?

tjsunstein 11-17-2012 04:41 PM

Bears/Packers #7? Word.

vidae 11-17-2012 04:45 PM

Chiefs / Raiders is a great rivalry even though both teams blow.

yo123 11-17-2012 04:48 PM

Is Steelers-Cowboys really still relevant? Honest question.

SuperPacker 11-17-2012 04:51 PM

wait, is this actually their list? a recent one?

i refuse to believe that.

TACKLE 11-17-2012 05:04 PM

Rivalry lists are tough because the best rivalries are almost all over a period of time where both teams were great. Bears/Packers, Eagles/Giants, Chiefs/Raiders, etc have the history but even at their peak, they were neverintense as Steelers/Raiders in the 70's, Cowboys/49ers in the 90's or Steelers/Ravens today even if those don't have the same history or aren't relevant today.

Ness 11-17-2012 05:04 PM

Well, the intensity of rivalries are going to change throughout time. So I think we need to have a historical perspective in mind. I'm guessing this list is accounting for the biggest rivalries in the history of the NFL and when they were at their peak, and ranking them in that fashion.

Splat 11-17-2012 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vidae (Post 3184123)
Chiefs / Raiders is a great rivalry even though both teams blow.

I have always hated Denver way more than the Raiders.

bigbluedefense 11-17-2012 05:32 PM

Surprised that the Giants/49ers rivalry wasn't on there. Those were some intense games in the 80s and early 90s.

bigbluedefense 11-17-2012 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjsunstein (Post 3184120)
Bears/Packers #7? Word.

As intense as that rivalry was, they met like once in the playoffs in all these years.

That kind of killed it for me. It's the oldest rivalry for sure, but it's not the best in my eyes.

SuperPacker 11-17-2012 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbluedefense (Post 3184186)
As intense as that rivalry was, they met like once in the playoffs in all these years.

That kind of killed it for me. It's the oldest rivalry for sure, but it's not the best in my eyes.

It's not the best, but it's not 7th.

Ness 11-17-2012 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbluedefense (Post 3184185)
Surprised that the Giants/49ers rivalry wasn't on there. Those were some intense games in the 80s and early 90s.

Yes, that should have been on there.

bigbluedefense 11-17-2012 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperPacker (Post 3184197)
It's not the best, but it's not 7th.

Should have been top 5 probably.

Current rivalries I enjoy are Steelers/Ravens, Pats/Colts from the past 10 years.

Cowboys/49ers, Steelers/Cowboys, Steelers/Raiders, Giants/49ers and Colts/Patriots are probably the most relevant rivalries of the past 50 years.

Breed 11-17-2012 07:12 PM

think it's more like this:
1. Bears/Packers
2. Giants/ Eagles
3. Ravens/ Steelers
4. Cowboys/ Redskins
5. Pats/Buffalo
6. Raiders/ Denver
7. Giants/ cowboys
8. Jets/ miami
9. Bears/ Detroit
10. Giants/ redskins

I base it on long term hatred and current battles. Nothing tops the Bears Packers hatred for each other. The next 3 are about equal with the rest lagging behind. Patriots/Jets isn't as big of a rivalry as Rex Ryan wants it to be.

Pat Sims 90 11-17-2012 07:55 PM

Browns-Bengals is always a close game no matter how good or bad the teams are.

Diehard 11-17-2012 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Splat (Post 3184158)
I have always hated Denver way more than the Raiders.

Our hate for the Chiefs has been diluted by pity...

In a similar vein, the success of the Chargers and some of their personalities have made them very easy to hate. They seem to be the "modern" rivals of the Broncos.

If we go into history, though, the Raiders are definitely the Broncos' worst enemies.


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