NFL: Ranking the Four Best Rivalries in the League

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Oct 18, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll (left) shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh after the game at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Football is an intense sport, and all games are intense. However, some games are more intense than others.

When two rivals square off, an intense game can always be expected. Division rivals face off twice every year, and a lot is at stake. When two teams are doing well, intense games can be expected as well.

And when intense games happen between two teams consistently, rivalries follow.

There are heated rivalries right now, and they treat fans to great football. Here are the NFL’s four best rivalries.