2020 NFL Preview & Predictions – NFC West

NFC West

The NFC West was one of the strongest Divisions in the NFL last season.  The 49ers went 13-3 and all the way to the Super Bowl.  Seattle was 11-5, and the Rams nearly made the Playoffs as well.  All 4 teams made a significant amount of moves this offseason, so we will see how 2020 shakes out.  Let’s have a look.

Arizona Cardinals


2019 Record - 5-10-1
2019 Scoring Offense - 16th
2019 Rushing Offense - 10th
2019 Passing Offense - 24th
2019 Scoring Defense - 28th
2019 Rushing Defense - 24th
2019 Passing Defense - 31st
Key Losses - RB David Johnson, DE Rodney Gunter, DE Zach Kerr, TE Charles Clay
Key Additions - WR DeAndre Hopkins, DE Jordan Phillips, OLB Devon Kennard, OLB De'Vondre Campbell, S Kentrell Brice
Draft Picks - LB Isaiah Simmons, OT Josh Jones, DT Leki Fotu, DT Rashard Lawrence, LB Evan Weaver, RB Eno Benjamin
Biggest Strength - Wide Receiving corps (DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald)
Biggest Weakness - Defending the pass
Biggest Question - How big of a step forward will Kyler Murray make?
Notes - Several key additions on defensive side of the ball
COVID – OT Marcus Gilbert opting out of season
2020 Prediction - 7-9


Los Angeles Rams


2019 Record - 9-7
2019 Scoring Offense - 11th
2019 Rushing Offense - 26th
2019 Passing Offense - 3rd
2019 Scoring Defense - 17th
2019 Rushing Defense - 19th
2019 Passing Defense - 12th
Key Losses - RB Todd Gurley, K Greg Zuerlein, WR Brandin Cooks, OLB Clay Matthews, DE Dante Fowler Jr., ILB Cory Littleton, QB Blake Bortles, S Eric Weddle
Key Additions - OLB Leonard Floyd, DT A'Shawn Robinson
Draft Picks - RB Cam Akers, WR Van Jefferson, LB Terrell Lewis, S Terrell Burgess, TE Brycen Hopkins, S Jordan Fuller, LB Clay Johnston, K Sam Sloman, G Tremayne Anchrum
Biggest Strength - Wide Receiving corps (Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds)
Biggest Weakness - Stopping the run
Biggest Question - As crazy as it sounds, how much will the loss of Greg The Leg affect the offensive strategy?
Notes - Brutal offseason losses
COVID – OT Chandler Brewer opting out of season
2020 Prediction - 9-7


San Francisco 49ers


2019 Record - 13-3
2019 Scoring Offense - 2nd
2019 Rushing Offense - 2nd
2019 Passing Offense - 13th
2019 Scoring Defense - 8th
2019 Rushing Defense - 17th
2019 Passing Defense - 1st
Key Losses - OT Joe Staley, DT DeForest Buckner, RB Matt Breida, WR Marquise Goodwin, WR Emmanuel Sanders, TE Levine Toilolo, WR Jordan Matthews
Key Additions - LT Trent Williams, TE Jordan Reed, WR Travis Benjamin
Draft Picks - DT Javon Kinlaw, WR Brandon Aiyuk, OT Colton McKivitz, TE Charlie Woerner, WR Jauan Jennings
Biggest Strength - Running Back corps (Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, Jerick McKinnon)
Biggest Weakness - Quarterback?
Biggest Question - How much will the Super Bowl loss hangover affect them?
Notes - Super Bowl caliber team if Jimmy G can prove he's a Super Bowl caliber Quarterback
COVID – WR Travis Benjamin, OT Shon Coleman opting out of season
2020 Prediction - 13-3


Seattle Seahawks


2019 Record - 11-5
2019 Scoring Offense - 9th
2019 Rushing Offense - 3rd
2019 Passing Offense - 14th
2019 Scoring Defense - 22nd
2019 Rushing Defense - 22nd
2019 Passing Defense - 27th
Key Losses - RB Marshawn Lynch, DE Jadeveon Clowney, T George Fant, OT Germain Idefi, DT Quinton Jefferson, S Bradley McDougald, RB Robert Turbin, RB C.J. Prosise
Key Additions - CB Quinton Dunbar, S Jamal Adams, TE Greg Olsen, DE Bruce Irvin, T Brandon Shell, C B.J. Finney, DE Benson Mayowa, RB Carlos Hyde, WR Phillip Dorsett
Draft Picks - LB Jordyn Brooks, DE Darrell Taylor, G Damien Lewis, TE Colby Parkinson, RB DeeJay Dallas, DE Alton Robinson, WR Freddie Swain, TE Stephen Sullivan
Biggest Strength - Receiving corps (Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Phillip Dorsett II, Greg Olsen)
Biggest Weakness - Defensive line
Biggest Question - Is this secondary better than the Legion of Boom era?
Notes - Luckily for the Seahawks, Russell Wilson makes up for pretty much every flaw they have
COVID – G Chance Marmack opting out of season
2020 Prediction - 13-3  DIVISION WINNER


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