Just a few years ago, the 49ers, Seahawks and Cardinals (sorry, Rams) battled at the top of the NFL’s best division. The NFC West peaked in 2013, when all three contenders reached at least 10 wins.
Now, based on Bovada.lv’s win totals for the 2017 season, the NFC West is the worst division in pro football.
SN added Bovada’s win totals (as of May 9) of all four teams in each division. The results are group totals to help us rank the league’s divisions and settle the argument before it starts: Which division is the NFL’s toughest?
The league would rather give multiple chances to an unproven or unsuccessful quarterback than a back with too much mileage … and that mileage number gets smaller every year.
And that’s why Fournette and McCaffrey, and Elliott and Bell, and all the other young backs storming the gates, only have a few years of a rosy future to which they can look forward.
They could be the catalysts for major change on the field and in the market … unless they’re not.
The Texans also need the bond Watson can immediately forge with Cheap NBA Basketball Jerseys fellow Clemson product DeAndre Hopkins. Their top wide receiver was underused and inefficient (78 catches, 954 yards, four TDs on 151 targets last season) with Osweiler and Savage after a big season in 2015. That’s unacceptable for a No. 1 with so much talent.
The Texans simply aren’t good enough around QB to dominate the South. Things are progressing in Indianapolis and Tennessee as the health of Luck and Mariota improves. The Colts and Titans have shot up offensively with better lines to match impressive arrays of skill-position players.