ESPN takes on schedules-
The pressure will be on the Rams to bring a 3-0 record into the Week 4 bye. The next eight weeks feature seven opponents from the 2013 playoffs, with the lone exception being the 10-6 Cardinals. Although the schedule softens a bit after Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl champions are looming in the season finale.
The three-game stretch heading into the Week 9 bye will make or break the Cardinals' season, with grueling matchups against the superpowers of the NFC in the 49ers, Seahawks and Falcons. The schedule lets up significantly in the second half of the season, only to close with back-to-back rematches with the stacked rosters of Seattle and San Francisco.
The Super Bowl champions will be taking everyone's best shot in 2014, starting with a trio of tough matchups (Packers, at Chargers, Broncos) to open the season. The Seahawks have a grueling stretch to close out the season as well, with road games at San Francisco, Philadelphia and Arizona in addition to home tilts with the 49ers and Rams.
This is a better team than a lot of people give them credit for. It stinks being the last team in the NFC west (arguably the best division in the NFL) and because of that they fly under the radar. They have a "good" defense, personally I think this team is a couple good players (and a QB) from being a playoff team. But with the way the other teams are playing they might have to wait awhile.
I see them going 5-11, that mid season stretch for them, between week 6-11 is BRUTAL. Good luck
These guys surprised me last year. I thought when they picked up Palmer that they were going to be the bottom of the divsion, turns out I was wrong. With a playoff run ending in the fashion that I did for them last year I expect this team to come out with a bang (hopefully with a new RB as well). I feel their success is going to depend on how the draft goes this year, if they find some defensive playmakers they will be dangerous.
I see this team going 8-8, I don't trust Palmer to get it done for them, not to mention those last 6 games should be tough (minus Atlanta)
First off, be warned this might be a biased take. I don't expect Seattle to have the defensive power that they did last year. Not to mention I'm betting that some offensive coordinator out there has been spending this off season trying to figure out how to take apart their secondary. Hopefully he figures it out after Sherman signs that contract I've been hearing about. Realistically, this schedule seems somewhat tough... I don't expect them to win the division this year though.
I see this team going 12-4, I have them losing to us twice , then to the Broncos (hopefully), and in KC/Car (I think they will lose one of those)
I also posted this thread as a way to discuss NFC West teams schedules, not to bash or talk about conspiracy crap like I've seen on other forums.
1. 49ers- 13-3
2. Seattle- 12-4
3. Cards- 8-8
4. Rams- 5-11
[ Edited by Quest4six on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:08 PM ]