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  • Los Angeles Rams best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    Los Angeles Rams best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The Los Angeles Rams have built one of the best rosters on paper in the NFL through several trades this offseason. They still need to develop some chemistry together and put all the superstars in the right place to succeed. It is difficult to do that with the number of spotlight players the Rams...
  • Los Angeles Rams 2018 team preview

    Los Angeles Rams 2018 team preview

    The Los Angeles Rams made a huge jump in 2017. They improved from four wins in 2016 to 11 last season and won the AFC West division. They bowed out of the playoffs in the wild-card round but acquired big-name players to take the team to the next level. Here is a breakdown of the Rams for the 201...
  • Arizona Cardinals best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    Arizona Cardinals best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The Arizona Cardinals have good young players but are in a bit of a transition following the retirement of quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. They also released defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and saw head coach Bruce Arians retired amid health concerns. General manager...
  • Arizona Cardinals 2018 team preview

    Arizona Cardinals 2018 team preview

    It is often said that you are only as good as your record. Nowhere was that more accurate than the Arizona Cardinals last season. They were a mediocre team all season and finished the season 8-8. They traded wins and losses in the first seven weeks of the season before going on their bye week. They...
  • NFC West 2018 receivers ranking: Few are better than Fitzgerald

    NFC West 2018 receivers ranking: Few are better than Fitzgerald

    Larry Fitzgerald has made a pretty name for himself. Both on the field and off it. Along with being one of the best wide receivers in the league, he has earned the league’s award for humanitarianism. The 6-foot-3-inch, 218-pound former University of Pittsburgh star has played his entire 14-year NFL...
  • NFC West 2018 running back ranking: Gurley takes the top spot

    NFC West 2018 running back ranking: Gurley takes the top spot

    Todd Gurley has had a bit of a roller coaster first three seasons in the NFL. It has all been good, but his first and third seasons were really good and the second was just good. The Los Angeles Rams were criticized a little for drafting him 10th in the 2015 draft. The running back position was...
  • NFC West 2018 quarterback ranking: Wilson still on top, but Goff is closing fast

    NFC West 2018 quarterback ranking: Wilson still on top, but Goff is closing fast

    There are a lot of talented quarterbacks in the NFC West, but the most accomplished one is Russell Wilson. He is holding off two No. 1 overall picks and a second round selection for the top spot. Wilson, drafted in the third round, has taken the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl twice, winning once...
  • NFC West 2018 draft superlatives

    NFC West 2018 draft superlatives

    The Seattle Seahawks made the best storyline pick when they selected linebacker Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round. They already had his twin brother on the roster and then traded up to get him. However, the rest of their draft left everyone asking more questions and getting answers. They selected a...
  • Notable games in the rivalry between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks

    Notable games in the rivalry between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks

    The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks meet on Thursday in Week 10 for the 36th time, all in the regular season. The Cardinals lead the all-time series with a 18-17-1 record. Last season, the Cardinals won the season series. They won at CenturyLink Field in Week 16 after settling for a tie at...
  • The best games in the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry

    The best games in the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry

    The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks do not have a very long rivalry. In fact, they had met only six times prior to 2002 when the Seahawks moved from the AFC West to NFC West. The two teams will play the 38th meeting between the two teams, including the payoffs, Sunday afternoon at...
  • Three predictions for the Arizona Cardinals in 2017

    Three predictions for the Arizona Cardinals in 2017

    The Arizona Cardinals are a week away from their regular season opener against the Detroit Lions. The Cardinals went a disappointing 7-8-1 and missed the playoffs last season. Here are three predictions for the Cardinals this season. #3. Carson Palmer will not finish the season as the starting...
  • Three predictions for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017

    Three predictions for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017

    The Los Angeles Rams are a week away from their regular season opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The Rams had a disappointing first season in Los Angeles, finishing with a 4-12 record. As a result of the trade that netted them the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016, they did not get to use the...
  • Three predictions for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017

    Three predictions for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017

    The San Francisco 49ers are a week away from their regular season opener against the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers really struggled last season and finished with an NFC-worst 2-14 record. They owned the league’s second worst record after the Cleveland Browns. Here are three predictions for the 49ers...
  • Three predictions for the Seattle Seahawks in 2017

    Three predictions for the Seattle Seahawks in 2017

    The Seattle Seahawks are a week away from their regular season opener against the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks won the NFC West for the third time in four seasons and made the playoffs for the fifth straight year. They went 10-5-1 and reached double digit wins for the fifth straight season. Here...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2017 offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers were the worst team in the NFC and second worst overall. Changes needed to be made from the top down. The 49ers hired a first-time general manager, John Lynch, and head coach, Kyle Shanahan. Lynch has begun purging the roster to find the right fits for Shanahan and improve...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 offseason

    The Seattle Seahawks have developed a reputation that other teams wish they had. Their roster is as deep as it was when they went to back-to-back Super Bowls in 2013 and 2014, but they are still a team that everyone expects to make a deep postseason run. The Seahawks have lost several defensive...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2017 offseason

    The Los Angeles Rams are an average team. They have a good pieces on defense that form a quality group, but not a dominant unit. Offensively, they have more deficiencies. The Rams traded up to get the No. 1 overall pick last offseason; with Jared Goff, they believe they found their franchise...
  • The three best moves and the worst one made by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 offseason

    The three best moves and the worst one made by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 offseason

    The Arizona Cardinals took big step backward in 2016. They were one of the best teams in the league the previous season, but finished 7-8-1 last year. The Cardinals have a talented but aging roster, especially at quarterback. The NFL is a quarterback-driven league and the Cardinals have a good one...
  • The NFC West plays Week Ten games Sunday afternoon and evening.

    NFC West Week 10 viewer's guide

    Hello football fans! Week 10 in the NFL got underway Thursday night when the Cleveland Browns caught a beatin' (as they say in New York) from the Baltimore Ravens. The sad and lonely saga of the Browns is becoming a fascinating one. Can they run the table in reverse? Would that be as karmic as the...
  • The week that was in the NFC West.

    NFC West water cooler talk: Seahawks seize lead with bye

    Much like a couple of Presidential candidates who will remain nameless, the teams of the NFC West did little to burnish their image in Week Five. First, Arizona defeated San Francisco in a desultory Thursday night contest. Sunday, while most of the football fans in America were focused on Tom Brady...
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