- San Francisco 49ers (12-4)*
- Seattle Seahawks (11-5)*
- Arizona Cardinals (9-7)
- Los Angeles Rams (8-8)
We move onto the final division in the NFC. The Packers will visit the San Francisco 49ers this season but won’t play the other three teams.
This will arguably be the toughest division in all of football. Two teams, the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, are Super Bowl contenders. One team, the Los Angeles Rams, made the Super Bowl only two years ago. The final team, the Arizona Cardinals, have one of the best young quarterbacks in football and should be improved this year.
In terms of playoff positions, it comes down to the 49ers and Seahawks. And the result will be similar to last year with the 49ers just securing the division title and higher seed over their rivals. For the second straight year, it’ll be good enough for the NFC’s top overall seed.
The Cardinals could be one of the most improved teams in the league, led by second-year quarterback Kyler Murray. Trading for All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins was one of the moves of the offseason. Arizona takes a big step forward to finish 9-7, just short of the playoff spots.
The Rams could finish with a much better record had they not played in the NFC West. But due to a tough schedule, they finish the year 8-8 and, surprisingly, in fourth place of the division.