Sgt. Largent wrote:
peachesenregalia wrote:The Rams ain't shit. The 9ers ain't shit. the Cards ain't shit.
You guys need to stop being concerned about the other three teams in our division. They ain't shit compared to us.
We finished one game ahead of the Niners, and needed an unbelievable play from Sherman in the NFC Championship game to beat them, so I wouldn't qualify the Niners as "shit."
Do I think we're still the class of the division? Yes, but it's not like the AFC East with the Pats and a bunch of jokes. This division is nasty, very nasty.
I agree the Niners are still right behind us as the teams to beat in the division. The Cards need to be able to beat the Niners to stake a claim atop the NFCW; they haven't managed to do that in 3 years. The Rams still aren't quite there.
The thing is, this IS a nasty division and there isn't a lot of room for error. Look at the Niners last year: one game behind us. ONE flub on the road, hell ONE play in Houston and we don't get HFA. I still think we go to the SB (the Niners barely beat us at their house the last 2 years), but it's razor thin. Not taking future injuries into account:
The Niners already have Bowman out half a year. I think that costs them a game. I also think their secondary costs them a game off of last year's pace. Even if we just split with them...I think they take a small step back.
Even with our improvements we have some question marks. We also have a tougher schedule, so I have us winning 12 games this year.
The Cards also have some question marks, like can they beat the Niners ? If they can split with the Niners, I think they win 10 games again this year.
The Rams I have at 9-7. Bradford is such a huge question mark, than this can honestly swing 3 games either way.
The division is so tight, I see the division winner going 4-2. I think we have the easiest road to being able to do that.