How 49ers Offense, Defense Compare to Rest of NFC West

June 23, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Competition within the vaunted NFC West won't get any easier for the San Francisco 49ers as they look to rebound from a bumpy offseason.
The team experienced plenty of changes in its offense, defense and within the coaching staff. While a good portion of the 49ers will return from last year, both sides of the ball will be employing some new faces.
So how will these respective units fare against teams like the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams?
The defense has been a major factor among the vanguard of NFC West teams over the last four seasons. Three of the four divisional rivals—St. Louis being the exception—finished in the top 10 of NFL defenses last year with regard to fewest points allowed.
But the respective NFC West teams also made numerous changes to their offenses, which prompts further questions regarding how the 49ers offense will stack up against its competition within the division.
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