2. San Francisco 49ers

The Seahawks' biggest challengers are a bitter rival whom they will face at least twice in 2014. The 49ers took the Seahawks to the wire in a NFC divisional round thriller this past season, showing that they were the NFL's second-best team. Like the Seahawks, the 49ers have a young quarterback on a cheap contract (though Colin Kaepernick could get extended this offseason) and a bunch of other talented youngsters on their deep roster. It looks like the road to the Super Bowl could once again go through the NFC West.
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