Why the Wide Open NFC West Hinges on a Host of Quarterback Questions

March 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At this point in the NFL season all slates are cleared and no team can be called a clear-cut division favorite. 
Five out of eight divisions were won by two games or fewer.  Among the three with greater divides, two of the second-place divisional teams still posted winning records.
Yet no division is so unclear at this point in the offseason as the NFC West.  Recent divisional stud Arizona was inconsistent even during its prime and just witnessed its Hall of Fame quarterback pick the sunset he wanted to ride into.
The past two years the Cardinals have been aided by playing in arguably the worst division in football.  The three other teams in their division have the same combined win total as Indianapolis managed on its own.
Taking away divisional games (in which an NFC West team was guaranteed a win) the division sported an unhealthy .300 record as a unit.
With mediocrity can come great parity however. 
San Francisco already won tw...

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