The NFC West wasn't terribly impressive before 2011 (and maybe they still aren't), but they did produce one half of the teams to reach the NFC Championship game in January. Can the division make it two in a row?
San Francisco ran away with the division last year, thanks to a young defense and an improved Alex Smith at quarterback. They seem poised to repeat and possibly represent the NFC in a Super Bowl berth that they so narrowly missed last year.
Arizona has yet to figure out their issues under center. Kevin Kolb was supposed to be the answer, but injuries and shaky play have opened the door for John Skelton. And yet the Cardinals still played well enough to finish at 8-8. Can Arizona challenge the Niners for the division crown?
Seattle upgraded their QB situation with free agent Matt Flynn, the former Packer who lit up Detroit in Green Bay's season finale. The Seahawks are a young team, but will they be an improving team from their 7-9 finish last year?
St. Louis will improve this year, only because they really can't do any worse than their 2-14 finish from last season. Jeff Fisher is back on the headset, or behind the whistle, or whatever coaching analogy one cares to use. In front of the blackboard? Do they even use blackboards anymore?
NFC North lead blogger Andrew Garda and I continue our game of Over-Under with the NFC West in our latest debate. Enjoy our predictions in the video above and leave us your picks in the comments.