Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Goody's 2014 NFL Predictions: NFC West

Seattle Seahawks (12-4): The defending Super Bowl Champs look to repeat the success that they had a year ago, being one of the most complete teams in the league. This year it may be an uphill battle for the Seahawks. Russell Wilson will have to hope Harvin stays healthy after to big weapons at WR in Rice due to retirement and Tate due to free agency. They also lose depth on the other side of the ball as well in Browner, Clemons and Bryant, however I still fully expect the Seahawks to be a very dominate team in 2014.

San Francisco 49ers (10-6): Kaepernick got his big pay day, however can he get the 49ers over the hump or will he be this generations Donovan McNabb? The Niners added Stevie Johnson from the Bills, once again adding another weapon on the offense, they also hope Gore can keep playing like he has in the past. The defense lost some key players in the secondary and with the suspension of Aldon Smith, they fell a few notches bellow their rivals...the Seattle Seahawks.

Arizona Cardinals (9-7): Last year, despite playing in the toughest division in the league, the Cardinals posted a 10-6 record and still missed the postseason. For some reason, I do feel this team is a competitive, however I think they might be like the Chiefs...a bit of an one year wonder. Maybe it's because they have Carson Palmer under center, who I just can't fully trust.

St. Louis Rams (5-11): The Rams had a pretty modest year last year posting a 7-9 record, and as I said before in the toughest division, that's a pretty decent feat. With the rest of the division not getting a whole lot weaker, I find it hard for the Rams to make a leap forward and compete with the other 3 teams in the West. And it maybe taboo to say for most, but I predict Michael Sam being more of a detraction at 7th rounder is worth.

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