Who has the biggest rivalry in the NFL?

As in all different sports leagues, in the NFL (National Football League) there is a significant amount of rivalry. Whether it’s the result of extremely devoted fans, an intense history between teams, or even bad blood between coaches, players or owners, the NFL has seen quite a bit of competition.

Rivalry in sport is defined as “competition for superiority or for a similar purpose” in the specific field. In the NFL specifically, the rivalry between teams of the same division competing for the best result has some of the best rivalry the competition has to offer.

The champions of the two NFL conferences, AFC (American Football Conference) and NFC (National Football Conference), play against each other at the end of the season to decide who is the NFL champion, making it a rather intense competition for the winner.

Even though NFL fans can argue about which teams have the greatest competition, some rivalries– like the two below – have built up quite a reputation.

The battle for the AFC North kings

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers

The Ravens-Steelers rivalry in the AFC North is one of the warm-blooded in the NFL. Those two franchises usually compete for division supremacy and have a total of eight Super Bowl championships combined. In the 2020 season, the Steelers lead the series at 30-24, with a playoff record of 3-1.

Biggest rivalry in the NFC

NFC East: Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Football Team

The rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team is: one of the most intense in the NFL, and “one of the greatest in the sport,” according to Sports Illustrated. Both franchises have earned 37 division titles, ten NFL championships, as well as eight Super Bowls combined.

The rivalry between the two teams first started in 1960 when Dallas joined the NFL as an expansion team and Washington was known as the Redskins. A year later, both franchises were in the same division. By the end of the 2020 season, the Cowboys lead the all-time series 73-47-2. However, Washington won the two playoff matchups with Washington, in 1972 and 1982.

In 2009, the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys were the two richest franchises in the NFL.

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