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Ah, the best race of all, between Seattle (8-1) and San Francisco (6-2).

Bitter rivals from the coaches on down, and two of the NFL’s most physical teams, it would be great to see them meet not only on Dec. 8 in Candlestick Park, but in the postseason. The Saints might have a say in that, but a Seahawks-Niners title game matchup would be, well, super.

Arizona (4-4) has quietly become competitive again and has a shot at .500. The Rams (3-6), without QB Sam Bradford, are headed for the basement.