The NFC West should offer hearty congratulations followed by a barely audible "you're welcome" under its breath.
While both GMs found quarterbacks to build around, setting up their teams for success that will transcend schedules, there is also this: Their teams went 8-0 against the NFC West in 2010, compared to 7-5 in other non-division games.
The Falcons were tough against most teams, losing only three times during the regular season. The Bucs went' 4-0 against the NFC West and 6-6 against everyone else.
As the chart shows, NFC East and AFC North teams match up against the NFC West in 2011. The NFC West went 2-2 against the NFC East and 0-0 against the AFC North last season.