Which NFC West team boasts the best QB/RB duo?

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Dec 28, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) is defended by Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor (31) at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

#2. Nick Foles QB / Tre Mason RB – St. Louis Rams

The St.Louis Rams duo edges out the pairing in San Francisco, but only slightly. The Rams could possibly be the only team in the division to start newly acquired players at both quarterback and running back to begin 2015. Tre Mason has been listed as the starter, but that may change depending on Todd Gurley’s health status heading into the season. Mason was one of the few consistent pieces of a shaky St. Louis offense last year. In 12 games, Mason accumulated almost 800 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He wasn’t much in the passing game, but added 148 receiving yards and another score. Maosn was an energetic runner and provided a nice punch to a very limp offensive scheme. The 2015 Rams can’t go wrong with Mason, or Gurley running the rock, maybe even both. The trade completed this Spring to bring in quarterback Nick Foles shook the winter cold out of the NFL world. Foles was a virtual unknown until 2013 when he tossed 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions in Philadelphia. 2014 was a snap back to reality for the young quarterback with far more pedestrian numbers of 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, but he was limited by injuries. Foles looks to provide more consistency than former starter Sam Bradford, who was sent to the Eagles as part of the deal for Foles. The focus of the Rams offense in 2015 will be the running game, which is clearly their strength now, but Foles will have the ability to do more than Bradford offered. 2015 could be the year of the Ram.

Oct 13, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) and quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrate after Lynch rushed for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

#1. Russell Wilson QB / Marshawn Lynch RB – Seattle Seahawks

This duo has reigned supreme not only in the NFC West, but the entire NFL for the last few years. Two Super Bowl appearances in the last three years, including one dominant victory against the Denver Broncos. Wilson, while never posting huge numbers , has been a picture of consistency. Since being named the starter in 2012 Wilson has played in every game since week 1 of the same year. He has thrown for over 3,000 yards and at least 20 touchdowns each year. He has never had more than ten interceptions, including two years of single digit interception totals, and a completion percentage of at least 63% all three years. Now heading into his fourth year in the league, Wilson may be rewarded with the richest contract in league history and another shot at the Super Bowl. The linchpin, no pun intended, of this offense is Marshawn Lynch. Since joining Seattle in 2010, Lynch has broken the 1,200 yard mark in four out of the five years. He has also scored at least 11 touchdowns in four out of five years as well. Lynch, at times, has had moments of controversy, but has proven to be one of the best backs in football over the same span. The combination of Wilson and Lynch has proven to be extremely effective reaching the postseason every year they have been paired together. As long as these two are leading the Seahawks offense, they can expect big things.