*Note: This is 2009 specific, not historical rivalries*
There is nothing greater in the NFL than a rivalry game. NOTHING! Face it. I'm sorry, but anyone in Baltimore and Pittsburgh would rather see a "12-round slugfest" between the Ravens and Steelers than the Super Bowl. Likewise, anyone in Philly and Dallas would rather see an Eagles and Cowboys game rather than the Super Bowl.
Okay, maybe not EVERYONE, but you get the picture. These are the games where everyone makes the t-shirts and the funny photoshops. These are the games that everyone scrambles to buy tickets only to find out they've been sold out for six months.
I'm counting down those games and rivalries, and the trash talking that proceeds them and bragging that follows them. They will be ranked by:
2. Hate factor
4. Player relations(conflicts, trash talking etc etc)
5. Previous record of the team A vs team B.
6. Last game score
7. Questionable calls/non-calls/injuries(controversy)
8. Stadium hostility
9. Background (divisional/non divisional)