NFL Handicapping: The NFC West
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The NFC West delivered their title to a new team in the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. With the Rams officially becoming the top dog in the West, which team has the best chance to overtake them in the upcoming year?
2018 NFC West Predictions: Los Angeles Rams
Rams Odds to Win 2018 Super Bowl: +1200
Rams Odds to Win 2018 NFC Conference: +600
Rams Odds to Win 2018 NFC West Division: -105
The Los Angeles Rams made the biggest splash this offseason as they bolstered both their offensive and defense with All-Pro players. The Rams added offensive star Brandin Cooks who will add a deep threat to the offense with Sammy Watkins leaving the team after his first season.
However it did not stop there for the Rams, as defensive coordinator continued to bring in former Broncos players such as cornerback Aqib Talib who adds much needed depth. The Rams also added Pro-Bowler Marcus Peters who brings an aggressive style of play on defense.
The Los Angeles Rams have the roster for another playoff run and that begins with capturing the NFC West title. The only downfall for the Rams is making sure they keep their emotions off of the field.
2018 NFC West Predictions: San Francisco 49ers
49ers Odds to Win 2018 Super Bowl: +2000
49ers Odds to Win 2018 NFC Conference: +1200
49ers Odds to Win 2018 NFC West Division: +190
The San Francisco 49ers are an interesting choice coming into the new season as they have probably the biggest momentum building into the 2018-2019 season. The 49ers needed to change up their franchise and they did so in trading for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
A lot of people questioned the move but he quickly showed he can become a winner within the 49ers organization.
Garoppolo has yet to lose a game as a starter for the 49ers as everybody alongside him is riding the ship into success. But the 49ers have yet to face the starters of the Los Angeles Rams. (Garoppolo beat the second string Rams Week 17 last season.)
Are the 49ers really worth all of this hype?
2018 NFC West Predictions: Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks Odds to Win 2018 Super Bowl: +6000
Seahawks Odds to Win 2018 NFC Conference: +2000
Seahawks Odds to Win 2018 NFC West Division: +335
The Seattle Seahawks are starting to fall slowly back downwards in the NFC West, as their 42-7 loss against the Los Angeles Rams last season summed up their franchise at the moment. A lot of defensive players have left including the legion of boom. Richard Sherman stayed in the division as Seattle will still see him twice when they face off against the 49ers.
Here is the problem with the Seattle Seahawks. They have a superstar in quarterback Russell Wilson who practically wins them every game within himself, but he has no support.
Seattle has one of the worst offensive lines in the league, and no game plan with the running attack. However they did select Rashaad Penny in the NFL Draft. It is a long shot for the Seahawks.
2018 NFC West Predictions: Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals Odds to Win 2018 Super Bowl: +10000
Cardinals Odds to Win 2018 NFC Conference: +4500
Cardinals Odds to Win 2018 NFC West Division: +1265
The Arizona Cardinals, have a lot of different pieces heading into the new season, however from the looks of it, some pieces may take longer to put together than others.
For example, Arizona will most likely start quarterback Sam Bradford to begin the season, however when should Josh Rosen begin to take his snaps and change the franchise?
On the bright side, running back David Johnson will be coming back from his injury which will bolster the offense quite a bit.
Cappers Picks 2018 NFC West Predictions
The only true race in the NFC West will be between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.
The Los Angeles Rams will easily, yes EASILY win the division if they start the season with a streak of wins. If they do fall behind early, they have a tough road trip in the middle of the season that could make or break their season.
However, the 49ers are still ways behind the Los Angeles Rams. Yes they are improving a lot, however they will not be able to compete with them twice a year. The 49ers finish second in the West with an 8-8 record while the Rams take it home with a 10-6 record.
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