NFC West Preview


The NFC West should be won by the Seattle Seahawks for the fourth time in 5 years.  The Arizona Cardinals might have the best fantasy football player on its roster in David Johnson, but has a 37 year old QB in Carson Palmer and a 34 year old future HOF WR in Larry Fitzgerald.  The Los Angeles Rams are taking the next step in rebuilding around Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and recently acquired Sammy Watkins.  San Francisco is in year one of a new regime and is playing this year with their eyes set on the offseason to draft or sign their franchise QB.

In The Division   

The Seahawks are 3-2-1 against the Cardinals since 2014, including a 6-6 tie last year.  Both loses came at home.  Seattle has not lost to San Francisco in three years but struggles with the Rams, going 2-4 over the last three seasons.

Arizona is 5-1 against the 49ers since 2014, but also has trouble with the Rams, splitting their last six contests.

The Niners have won three straight against the Rams and 4 of their last six games.

On The Road

Seattle does not play back-to-back road games this year.  They play the Rams in LA week 5, are on a bye week 6 when they head to New York to face the Giants.  They play the Packers week 1, the Titans week 3 and in Dallas week 16.

The Cardinals start with two roads games against the Lions and Colts.  They head to Houston week 11.

Los Angeles plays back-to-back road games early in the season and then again in weeks 15 & 16.  They play in Dallas, Minnesota, New York (Giants) and Tennessee this year.  Good luck!

The 49ers have 3 straight road games from weeks 4-6.  Then they have a back-to-back with the Bears and Texans weeks 13 & 14.

At Home

The Seahawks will host the Texans & Redskins in weeks 8 & 9 and then the Falcons week 11.

Arizona gets three straight at home late in the season from weeks 12-14.

Los Angeles will spend its first two weeks in LA hosting the Colts and Redskins.  They also host the Texans, Saints and Eagles.

San Francisco play host to Carolina week 1.  They get four weeks in a row in Santa Clara, with a bye squeezed in between 3 games, from weeks 9-12.

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