I was listening to ESPN’s "SportsCenter" while I worked this morning and it was said that New England and Indianapolis, which meet this weekend, is the best non-division rivalry in the NFL. I can’t argue with that. Those teams have had some great battles in the past decade.
Still, the topic got me thinking: What are the best non-divisional rivalries for each AFC West team? I want you to voice your opinions in the comments section at the bottom of this post. Let me give you some candidates for each team:
New England: Josh McDaniels loved beating his old team last season.
Cleveland: We know Cleveland still hates Denver.
Chicago: The Jay Cutler-McDaniels feud will never be forgotten.
St. Louis: The battle of Missouri is always a big deal.
Dallas: Roots are deep.
New England: The Chiefs have a huge Patriots influence.
San Francisco: Losing to the 49ers sickens Raider Nation.
Pittsburgh: This matchup was the AFC story of the 1970s.
New England: The memory of the Tuck Rule game will never die.
New England: These two teams have never liked each other.
Indianapolis: There’s been some great battles between the Chargers and Colts.
New York Jets: There are a lot of connections here.
What do you think? Are there other non-divisional rivalries in the AFC West that make your blood boil?