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The top storyline of the NFC West is the rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.
The storyline within that storyline is the Jim Harbaugh vs. Pete Carroll rivalry.
Harbaugh is 3-1 against Carroll in the NFL, and of course, the Niners have won the last two NFC West titles.
To add more talent to the fire, Seattle traded for Percy Harvin and San Francisco traded for Anquan Boldin. Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick are looking to avoid a regression in their second years as starters.
Most importantly, the divisional rivals are being dubbed as two of the best teams in the NFL.
It'll be interesting to see how Kaepernick plays in his second start at CenturyLink Field in Week 2 on Sunday Night Football. His first start was arguably his worst as a pro, as the Seahawks destroyed the Niners 42-13.
The Week 14 matchup should have major division title implications.