Arizona Cardinals Prediction: 10-6, NFC Wild Card
For the second consecutive season, the Cardinals will earn a wild card spot, but this time the team will manage to win at least one playoff game. If Arizona’s offensive playmakers are able to grow at an accelerated rate, bigger things could be in store for the Cardinals in 2015.
How the NFC West unfolds with Seattle expected to once again reign supreme. Arizona, San Francisco and St. Louis are all capable of making a run at the division title, but will need to some breaks along the way.
Cardinals biggest obstacle
Historically this would have been San Francisco, but with a new coaching staff and an overturned roster, Seattle now fits the bill. The Seahawks have set the standard in the NFC of late and the Cardinal faithful have taken notice.
Around the NFC West
Seattle Seahawks Scouting Report
Unfortunately for Arizona, it resides in arguably the toughest division in the NFL along with the two-time reigning NFC Champions. If the Cardinals take a step forward this year, they’ll have to go through Seattle to accomplish that.
The reigning NFC Champs are once again amongst the class of the NFL’s best. The addition of TE Jimmy Graham will make or break the development of the Seahawks' 2015 campaign, most likely making the team even better, which is hard to imagine.
San Francisco 49ers Scouting Report
San Francisco enters 2015 as a relative unknown with a new coaching staff. Beating the Seahawks may be too much to ask of Arizona but it needs to handle the 49ers to ensure a top two position in the division.
The 49ers have a fresh start with a new coaching staff but will they be able to move forward without Jim Harbaugh? Although Harbaugh and the San Francisco front office clashed but it remains to be seen in the parting of ways will benefit the organization.
St. Louis Rams Scouting Report
The Rams have been on the verge of climbing out of the division cellar for a few years now and this may finally be their time. QB Nick Foles is expected to breathe life into the St. Louis offense and has plenty of playmakers around him. Defensively, this team is a stout and explosive as any in the league.
The Sam Bradford era is over and the Rams might be one of the fastest improving teams in the NFL. RB Todd Gurley provides the running game with some explosiveness and the team's defense is as stout as they come.
NFC West Breakdown and Prediction
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