2016 NFC West Predictions


The NFC West has been sending two teams to the playoffs regularly and this year should be no different.  The Cardinals and Seahawks should again be the class of the division.

What's Inside

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals seemed to get over the hump and became division champs in 2015.  They won a playoff game in OT but followed that up with a blowout loss at Carolina in the NFC Championship. The schedule is tough for the Cardinals this year.

Bruce Arians is one of the league’s best coaches and should again have a great offensive attack in Arizona.  Can he reset Carson Palmer following his disasterous playoff performance at Carolina?

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams were a big story in the offseason as they moved from St. Louis back to LA.  They then traded up in the draft to take Jared Goff #1 overall.

Will Goff be the starting QB this season?  Case Keenum is scheduled to start the season at QB but you know Goff will take the reigns at some point.  Either way, the Rams are going to lean heavily on Todd Gurley to run the football.

The defense has several new faces but is still anchored by Aaron Donald and Robert Quinn.

San Francisco 49ers

Chip Kelly begins his coaching tenure in San Francisco with several questions.  Will Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick be the starting QB?  Can we win with what looks to be one of the least talented rosters in the league?

It’s going to be a big adjustment year for the Niners.  They’ll adapt to the Kelly system but that’s going to mean a lot of losses.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks struggled at the start of the 2015 season but rallied, made the playoffs and won on the road in the Wild Card round.

Marshawn Lynch rode off into the sunset after last season.  Injuries last season helped the Seahawks prepare for life without Lynch.  Thomas Rawls will be expected to fill the role of Lynch this season.

The defense still have the playmakers to make the Seahawks contenders.  They know they’re as good as any team in the league and with the pressure of back-to-back Super Bowl trips off of them, they should be ready for 2016.

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2016 NFC West Predictions

NFC West Predictions 2016

Seattle Seahawks 11 5 4
Arizona Cardinals 10 6 2
Los Angeles Rams 6 10 23
San Francisco 49ers 3 13 31

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