Who’s making fun of the NFC West now?
And we’re not just talking about the division champion 49ers dispatching the Saints in Saturday’s divisional round of the playoffs, although that upset victory does play into the last-laugh scenario.
Since 2004, the division the Seahawks share with the 49ers, Cardinals and Rams has won at least one playoff game in each of the eight postseasons – including the Seahawks from 2005-07 and again in 2010.
No other division in the NFC can make that claim, as the North was skunked this season after the Giants’ upset of the Packers on Sunday. In 2010, the South and East went winless in the postseason. In 2008, it was the North and South. While the South also went without a playoff win in 2007 and the North did it in 2005.
Here’s a closer look at the NFC West’s habit of winning in the playoffs.
Year Team Victory/victories over
2011 49ers Saints
2010 Seahawks Saints
2009 Cardinals Packers
2008 Cardinals Falcons, Panthers, Eagles
2007 Seahawks Redskins
2006 Seahawks Cowboys
2005 Seahawks Redskins, Panthers
2004 Rams Seahawks