Many of us Seahawks fans didn't take Arizona seriously as a good team, many read headlines and think of what history has shown, the 58 - 0 drubbing was in many minds. We forget that they had a new coach and system when we played them, we also forget that as they got comfortable with it they began to chalk up wins in the division quietly as the Seahawks and 49ers were getting all the press. We forget that Palmer with a good supporting cast can be a serviceable QB.
Now with the last week on the horizon we have three dogs in the hunt with a 4th nipping at all of our heals.
I don't think as far as the NFC West any of us can take a division game for granted anymore. Take any one of these defenses and the other 28 teams in the league would cut off the arm of their GM to have them. Our offenses and special teams are the biggest difference between us now. That is scary based on the Rams picks coming up and the amount of picks the 49ers have, we seem to find diamonds in the rough and Arizona well they have different player assessment group and it will be interesting to see how they really operate going forward.
Enjoy and take advantage this year, because next year this division could be flipped upside down easily. Thats no insult it's just how good it is and a blown call by any ref could cost a team a win or two and drop them to 4th instead of 1st.