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49ers take NFC West lead

...FRANCISCO - The San Francisco 49ers sit alone atop the NFC West for now - hardly the kind of firm hold on the division...5-2) took over sole possession of first place in the NFC West by making just enough plays to win this defense-first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-10-18/49ers-take-nfc-west-lead
Seahawks edge Falcons, win NFC West

...Seattle Seahawks listed as their first goal winning the NFC West. Mission accomplished. Barely. Matt Hasselbeck threw...Atlanta gets a first-round bye, while Seattle will host NFC West rival St. Louis next Saturday. Coach Jim Mora vowed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/03/pro_438902.shtml
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NFC West preview

Almost as fast as a run by Marshall Faulk, the NFC West turned over. For the better part of 20 years, San Francisco dominated division foes. Now, the 49ers' run is done, and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/25/pro_296909.shtml
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49ers deny Cardinals NFC West crown

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Arizona Cardinals lost their discipline and a chance to clinch a second straight NFC West crown. They threw the ball away, and they fumbled it even more. Alex Smith threw touchdown passes after two of Arizona's seven...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/15/pro_559561.shtml
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Arizona sets new goals after winning NFC West

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals have clinched the NFC West title with three games to spare. They are assured their first home playoff game in 61 years. Now coach Ken Whisenhunt's challenge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/09/pro_503203.shtml
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49ers to battle Falcons for NFC West

SAN FRANCISCO -- Finally, the San Francisco 49ers might be running into some resistance in the NFC West. The dominant team in the division for nearly 20 years, the 49ers (2-0) are off to another imposing start, but the Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/25/pro_240022.shtml
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Super Bowl champion Seahawks to open vs. Packers on Sept. 4

...to start fast," Broncos general manager John Elway said. "We knew it was going to be a tough schedule playing the NFC West, and when we finish first in our division like we have the past three years, it is always going to be a tough schedule...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-04-23/super-bowl-champion-seaha
Falcons notebook: Falcons schedule gets tougher

SUWANEE, Ga. -- As the defending NFC West champions, the Falcons will play a much tougher -- and...their usual home-and-home games against their four NFC West foes -- Carolina, New Orleans, St. Louis and San Francisco...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/30/pro_248806.shtml
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Did quick success spoiled Panthers?

...with the Carolina Panthers. One year after winning the NFC West title and advancing to the NFC championship game, the...this report. CAROLINA (12-4) LAST SEASON: Won the NFC West in its second season, beating the 49ers twice. Beat the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/29/pro_213773.shtml
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Rams clinch playoff berth with win over Panthers

...Carolina Panthers against the new NFC West kings. St. Louis clinched a playoff...10-2) also sowed up their first NFC West crown since 1985. Carolina's...fourth different squad to win the NFC West since 1996. "(Warner) has gone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/06/pro_276790.shtml
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