The best team in the West is Seattle at 5-5 and they could potentially host a playoff game. I'm going to feel bad for the team who gets put out because of whoever wins the West
That's why you have to win your division. Thems da rules. I don't mind it at all. I remember a few years back the Pats under Matt Cassel went 11-5 and missed the playoffs because the Dolphins won the AFC East at 11-5 and two other wildcard teams had better records or owned the tie-breakers.
You have to figure that most years an 11-5 record gets you the division or at the very least a wildcard. That had to be brutal for Pats fans but ths is a man's game. Win your division and you won't have to worry about it.
Well, 2 of the last 5 Conference champions were from the NFC West, and 6 of the last 6 NFC West champions have won at least one playoff game, so I don't think they're exactly wasting a spot.
Have you SEEN your division this year?
/On a side note, I hope the Rams do end up being the West champs. Mainly because the other three teams have spent the last year or so going backwards. The Rams look like the only team in that wasteland that look like they actually want to play football this year.