10 Burning Questions: NFC West

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The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2013 NFL season as the Super Bowl champions, and the division as a whole solidified itself as the best division in the league.

The San Francisco 49ers lost a number of key players in the offseason, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Arizona Cardinals endured a similar fate, while the St. Louis Rams are in a make-or-break type of season with their quarterback. So how good is the best division in football?

Here are the 10 burning questions for the NFC West in 2014:

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Sam Spiegelman is a native New Yorker covering sports in New Orleans. He likes Game of Thrones way too much. Tweet him @samspiegs.

The NFC West is still the best division by far, and the AFC West will be hammered. It's entirely possible that all four teams will have a winning record and all might be 10-6 or better. I think it will be very hard for Seattle to repeat, and I expect the Rams, 49ers and Cardinals to all beat them at least once.


Paying Lynch does not hurt the Seahawks' negotiating position with respect to other players,

it inspires them by saying:

"you become the identity of our franchise,

and we will recognize and reward that level of performance!"

Just Feed the Beast!