NFC West Articles

The NFC West is poised for another great year, as the Seahawks will once again begin as the presumed favorites. Meanwhile, the Cardinals and the Rams appear to be capable of contending, while there are plenty of unknowns when it comes to the 49ers...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Seattle Seahawks
NFL training camps are in full swing across the nation, signaling the official return of pro football. Athlon Sports is going division by division, asking and (trying to) answering the biggest question for every team in the league entering the...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
One of the best races in the NFL will occur in the NFC West. The defending NFC champs are there in Seattle with Arizona and St. Louis nipping at their heels. San Francisco is a bit of an enigma especially after their odd offseason which saw several...
Matt Josephs
1 month ago
Pete Carroll
There is a probably not a more eager NFL team ready to get back to the practice field for training camp than the Seattle Seahawks. After the infamous failure to give Marshawn Lynch the ball on the one-yard line, costing the Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX...
Scott Whittum
1 month ago
Colin Kaepernick
After leading the 49ers to the NFC title game three times and the Super Bowl once in his first three years, Jim Harbaugh saw his reign in San Francisco end with a tumultuous, dysfunctional 8–8 season. Harbaugh says he was pushed out by 49ers...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Jeff Fisher
Coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead walked into a mess in 2012, inheriting a franchise that lost 65 of 80 games from 2007-11 — an NFL record for futility over a five-year span. They brought the team back to respectability...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Carson Palmer
There may not be a better general manager/head coach tandem in the NFL than what the Cardinals have with GM Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians. In just two years, they’ve completely transformed the franchise, in terms of both perception and...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Pete Carroll
The Seahawks were less than a yard from the end zone — a Marshawn Lynch plunge from sure victory, just 26 seconds from becoming an NFL dynasty — when they made what has been labeled the worst play call in Super Bowl history. In the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
The NFC West managed to be a strong division last year, even with the 49ers disappointing and only going 8-8. This division has many strengths, however, with plenty of potential to send multiple teams to the playoffs once again. There should...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Seattle Seahawks Founded 41 Years Ago Today
Forty-one years ago today in 1974, the NFL granted Seattle a team as part of the expansion process that brought the league from 26 to 28 teams. They joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that year in the NFL and began playing in the 1976 season....
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just...
John Gworek
6 months ago
Richard Sherman
There’s plenty on the line tonight when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals on NBC. Not only is the NFC West Division title hanging in the balance, but the top seed in the conference could be as well. The Cardinals (11-3)...
Rob Doster
8 months ago
Russell Wilson
The sizzling Seattle Seahawks will go for a third straight victory over the struggling San Francisco 49ers this afternoon on FOX. Seattle (9-4) shined in the Thanksgiving nightcap, beating San Francisco (7–6) 19-3 just two weeks ago. Niners...
Rob Doster
8 months ago
Richard Sherman
One of the NFL’s most heated rivalries will serve as the finishing course for this season’s Thanksgiving football feast when the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers wrap up the action on NBC. A rematch of last season’s NFC...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Drew Stanton
The Arizona Cardinals will try and add to their NFC West lead when they take on the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon on FOX. Drew Stanton has done an admirable job for the Cardinals (9-1) while subbing for the injured Carson Palmer (knee). Over the...
Rob Doster
9 months ago
Frank Gore
Three is the magic number for tonight’s NFC West tilt between San Francisco and St. Louis on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The 49ers (3-2) are trying to extend their winning streak to three games, while the Rams (1-3) are...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
Pete Carroll
Richard Sherman will tell you that he’s the best cornerback in the NFL, and he has a new four-year $57 million contract to confirm it. Earl Thomas, with his four-year, $40 million extension, acknowledges he has no apparent equal at safety....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Patrick Willis
How much heartbreak can a team take and keep pushing for the Super Bowl? The 49ers are about to find out. The 49ers’ Super Bowl hopes died last season with a crushing 23–17 loss in the NFC Championship Game to the Seattle Seahawks....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Patrick Peterson
The Cardinals’ goal this year is simple but also extraordinary: Become the first team in NFL history to turn the Super Bowl into a home game. Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 in University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Sam Bradford
In their first two years on the job, coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead have brought the Rams back to respectability, a commendable achievement in itself given the sad state of the franchise when they arrived in 2012. All along, they’ve...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Seattle Seahawks
Home to the defending Super Bowl champions and the only division that featured three 10-win teams last season; there is little debate that the NFC West is the NFL’s toughest division entering the 2014 season. So how is Seattle shaping up as...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Pete Carroll
One of the NFL’s best rivalries going right now will take center stage this afternoon when the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX. Pete Carroll and the Seahawks (11-1) have already clinched a playoff spot...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Russell Wilson
Week 8 of NFL action concludes tonight with a matchup of NFC West teams when the Seattle Seahawks take on the St. Louis Rams at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Pete Carroll has his Seahawks, at 6-1, off to the best start in franchise history. The numbers...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Russell Wilson
The Seattle Seahawks will look to increase their lead in the NFC West division tonight when they take on the Arizona Cardinals at 8:25 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The Seahawks recovered nicely from their Week 5 loss to the Colts by beating the...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers made a stunning run to the NFC title game two years ago in coach Jim Harbaugh’s rookie season, only to fall 20–17 in overtime to the New York Giants on a cold, rainy night at Candlestick Park. Last season the 49ers regrouped...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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