NFL Predictions: NFC West

Continuing our predictions of NFL divisions, we move from the AFC divisions along to the NFC South


  1. Aaron wrote:

    "The NFC West is wide open in a bad way. I don't think anyone is going to win more than 10 games, and it wouldn't surprise me if the winner finishes 9-7 again. I'll say that a healthy Matt Hasselbeck will lead the Seahawks to the division title with TJ Houshmandzadeh (TJ Housemanzania...TJ hoosefraba...TJ Who'syourdaddy) and a decent defense.

    The Cardinals will three thousand yard receivers because they will be behind in a lot of games throwing the entire second half. Chris Wells better practice catching it out of the backfield. However, if Warner plays 16 games and they have a 1000 yard rusher, they should have a winning record.

    The 49ers are going to try and use a strong defense and a good running game to win football games. That way it doesn't matter if Shaun Hill or Alex Smith is handing off. If they need to throw more than they run, it won't matter who they use, they will still lose. Unfortunately their defense isn't good enough and Gore can't block for himself. I say that Hill and Smith will each start at least one game this season.

    The Rams have a great running back, a young talented defensive line and a used-to-be-good QB. I am a huge fan of offensive and defensive line play, and the D-line will help the Rams gain respectability in the next few years. This team is going to look a lot like a poor man's New York Giants (good D-line, including the pass rushers, good running game, and a QB with no one to throw to)."

  2. I don't see how this division is "wide open" - the Niners and Rams are very long shots to win aren't they?

    I kind of expect Seattle to be good again... is their offensive line actually good and the whole team was just injured last year? If so, I think they could have a good offense this year, although I admit I know nothing about their defense.

    The Cardinals are crazy exciting and I really hope they light it up again. Fitzgerald spent his summer training with Jerry Rice, which seems like a pretty good plan to me, and Anquan Bolding BROKE HIS FACE last year and came back within a week. I just peed myself a little.

    Even so, I wish there was a place where I could bet on a Kurt Warner injury which would derail their season. It's just too flukey that he was completely healthy last year after seasons of endless injuries...