There are so many great rivalries in the NFL, but I will explain the top three. Starting at number three, the top rivalry is the Minnesota Vikings vs. the Green Bay Packers. This is a battle between two teams from the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin. I like to call it the "Snowy Battle". Both of these teams are in the NFC North. Their rivalry began when they first played each other on October 22nd, 1961. The Green Bay Packers lead the all-time series with a record of 55-49-1.
The second top-ranked rivalry in the NFL is a battle between two NFC East teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins. The rivalry first started on October 9th, 1960. In that game, Washington won big. Every time these two teams play, there is so much emotion put into the game.
Lastly, for the moment of truth, the number one greatest rivalry in the NFL is the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons. This is a battle of hard fought brutal strength. Both of these teams are in the NFC South. We call this matchup The Battle of the Big Easy. The first time these two teams met was on October 20th, 1967. With only 88 total games played in this series, the Atlanta Falcons lead the series 47-41. These two teams have shared many of the same players including quarterback Bobby Hebert and four-time pro bowl wide receiver Joe Horn. The most memorable game in this rivalry is the game played in the dome in 2006. The city of New Orleans was hit by hurricane Katrina just the year before. The city was devastated. The play that no one will ever forget was the blocked punt by safety Steve Gleason. All in all, the best rivalries in the NFL are these three.