What to expect from every division of the NFC

NFC North

The NFC North is formed by the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, and Chicago Bears. Last year the Green Bay Packers took the division and I think this year they will do it again, Aaron Rodgers is still a great player, they didn’t have the best offseason but overall their team is still pretty good. The Vikings have the potential to steal the title from the Packers they are a great team overall and I expect them to do well this season, they just need to fix a few holes and correct a couple mistakes and they will be competing for that title. The Lions had a decent start to the season last year until QB Mathew Stafford was injured, after that the team was a complete disaster. I expect them to do better this season and if Stafford can stay healthy they might be a .500 or better team. The Bears were a huge disappointment last season, mostly it was due to their awful offense, but with the addition of Nick Foles at QB, I believe one of these two things happen. Mitch Trubisky gets his act together and they get into the mix for a wildcard spot, or Nick Foles takes over and the team finishes just below .500. Their defense is still pretty good they just need their offense to step up.

NFC East

The NFC East is formed by the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Washington. The battle for this title it will be between the Cowboys and the Eagles, both teams are pretty good and it will be a close fight. I believe that the Cowboys will come out on top this year though, They have one of the best QB/RB/WR trios in the NFL and they have that to their advantage. If they are able to fix a few holes in the defense they will be able to top the Eagles this season. The Eagles season depends completely on Carson Wentz staying healthy if he does they will fight for that title but if he doesn’t Jalen Hurts won’t be able to lead their team to an AFC East title but maybe put up a fight for a wildcard spot. The Giants are a rebuilding team and they will be better from last year as I think Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones will be better this season, just not enough to enter the mix for a playoff spot. Washington is also a rebuilding team, Dwayne Haskins was supposed to become the franchise QB but after his first season he doesn’t look like it, they did add some good talent in the offseason and with new coach Ron Rivera this team won’t do as bad as last year but it still is a rebuilding season for them so don’t expect them to be fighting for a playoff spot.

NFC West

The NFC West is formed by the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and, the Los Angeles Rams. This is probably the toughest division in all of football and the fight for the title will be a close one. Any of these teams have the ability to put on a great season and take with them the title, but I believe that the Seattle Seahawks are going to be that team. The Seahawks are a great all-around team and some say that Russel Wilson is their favorite pick for MVP this season. The 49ers had a great season last year, mainly due to their defense, I expect the defense to perform as well as last year but the offense will have a bit of a downgrade. I do not believe that Jimmy Garoppolo is talented enough to carry the offense and recently two of their main Running Backs have asked for a trade if they lose them their running game won’t be the same and their offense won’t be able to keep up with the defense. I still think they are a playoff lock. The Arizona Cardinals had a great offseason adding some great talent like stud WR Deandre Hopkins. Kyler Murray is poised to have a great sophomore year and if all the pieces fall in the right spot, what do you know? They might be a great team and they will be fighting for a playoff spot. Last the Los Angeles Rams, they hade kind o a flop year last season after losing to the Patriots in the Super Bowl, even though their disappointment season most of their talent is still there and we know that Sean Mcvay is a great coach.

NFC South

The NFC South is formed by the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, and Carolina Panthers. This is pretty much a two-man race between the Saints and the Bucs, The Saints team speaks for themselves, they have a great offense complemented with a good defense and great coaching. The Buccaneers have been one of the worst teams in the league for the past decade, but it seems that all of that will change now, the addition of Tom Brady gives the buccaneers the opportunity to fight for the title. To me, the Bucs have the best all-around offense in the NFL so Brady doesn’t need to be at his all-time best to lead this team to the postseason. The only question about this team is their defense, but if you can go check my other article “Is the offense the Bucs’ best unit?” you will see that I expect great things from that defense as well. The Atlanta Falcons are a very inconsistent team since they lost that Super Bowl against the Pats, they don’t seem to be able to get their act together in the past few years but if somehow this changes, the falcons are a talented team with a chance to fight for a wildcard spot. And at last, we have the Panthers, they are a rebuilding team, their defense was one of the worst last year and even though on the draft they drafted all defensive players, I don’t think too much is going to change considering that they have to face the best offensive division in the NFL. On offense, Christian McCaffrey is one of the best in the game but besides him and maybe Dj Moore and Teddy Bridgewater, the offense is none existing so I’ll believe that they will end up last in this division, but are headed in the right path with new head coach Matt Rhule.

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