Odds To Win NFC West Division: 49ers, Seahawks To Battle It Out
NFC West Division Odds
Here’s a breakdown of the NFC West Division and the odds for all four teams in terms winning the division title.
The Cardinals made some moves in the off-season to improve upon a four-win season. Arizona acquired veteran quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders and hired Bruce Arians to be the team’s next head coach bringing a more offensive mentality to a team that struggled on that side of the football last season.
Arizona may turn out to be a better team next season with Palmer under center and Arians calling the shots, but not a contender to win the division title.
Much like the Cardinals, the Rams were able to make some moves in the off-season to improve the squad, but will fall short of contending with the likes of the top tier teams in this division.
Rookie wideout Tavon Austin will likely be a considerable upgrade for the Rams receiving corps, but St. Louis will still fall short.
The Seahawks went all out during the NFL off-season in order to right the ship after such an impression run last season to clinch a playoff spot and come only a few plays shy of making it all the way to the NFC Championship game.
Seattle was able to acquire veteran wideout Percy Harvin which will change the dynamic of this team’s offense moving forward. Second-year quarterback Russell Wilson will have another target downfield and may be able to win the division as a result.
The 49ers have quickly gone from one of the worst teams in the league to arguably the best team in the NFC over the past two seasons. Jim Harbaugh’s presence on the sidelines in San Francisco has been a game-changer and the main reason for the storied franchise’s resurgence.
Although the 49ers were able to bring in Anquan Boldin, the team suffered a major loss with Michael Crabtree going down with a torn Achilles tendon rupture. Crabtree’s absence will be potentially devastating and the main reason I believe Seattle wins the NFC West.