Originally Posted by Tombstone RJ
Yes and I think it's all due to travel, that is, the less travel the better so the NFCW teams make sense.
This. We always play Arizona and San Fran, it seems. The league must try to minimize travel for preseason. Now, if we play San Fran, we could play Oakland or KC too......but obviously, division teams are to be avoided in the preseason, or any team you play in the regular season, for that matter.
Although, I do believe at one time it was possible for teams to face in the preseason and regular season. It probably still, is. When we are set to play the NFC West again in 2014......we might face some of those teams again in the preseason for the short travel.....but probably not all of them like we are this year.