It is still a bit early to make bold and brash projections for NFL team wins in 2016-17. For the most part — a franchise’s season ending record is dictated by how healthy they are throughout the season — and which rookie steps up and makes a greater than expected impact.
In the National Football League West the Seattle Seahawks are the one club that likely takes a step back, from the past half decade, while the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams move forward. It isn’t a stretch to call the Cardinals the 2016-17 division winner, but projecting the Rams to steal the Wild Wild West, would receive a much more diverse reation from football pundits.
The door began closing on the Seahawks a year ago after their inexpiable loss to the New England Patriots on Super Sunday, 2014. The ‘Hawks have lost a number of high profile players, either to free agency or to retirement, Marshawn Lynch, The offseason trades make by the new LA Rams along with the leadership and bulldog work ethic of Arizona bench boss Bruce Arians makes a pick on Seattle more of a longshot than that of Fisher’s Rams.
The 49ers will be unpredictable but interesting under the guidance and the offense of Chip Kelly. While we are casually counting out any chance that the 49ers have at postseason play Kelly and his coaching staff have a quarterback that fits the Kelly system.
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The Rams are a team that has been on the the verge of being effecient on both sides of the ball for the last two seasons and their move to LA, offseason upgrades, especially with depth, pushes them over the eight win mark.
Finn Factor NFL Future Pick of the Week: Rams OVER 7.5 wins in 2016-17 regulars season