Early Predictions NFC West
San Francisco 49ers: 11-5
Reason: I think San Francisco and Seattle are the two best teams in the NFL. However in a brutal division and a tough schedule, they will have some struggles. The 49ers will win the division determined to get revenge against Seattle.
Seattle Seahawks: 10-6
Reason: Add a potential Super Bowl hangover to a tough schedule and Seattle has a challenging season. They should still be very good. The offense should take steps forward. The defense will be dominant. A team capable of a 13 win season will end up with 10.
St. Louis Rams: 9-7
Reason: The Rams have the best defensive line (at least on paper). Overall they are a solid team with a great coach in Jeff Fisher.
Arizona Cardinals: 8-8
Arizona has a very solid team. I think however they fall victim to the division more than anyone. The offensive line is still a concern to me. I am not big on Carson Palmer either. The match ups worry me. This is a team that could prove me wrong. Bruce Arians is a very good coach.