San Diego Chargers
We all know Norv Turner is a TERRIBLE head coach, but even he can't ruin this amazing team. I'm sure LT will try to break his TD record from last year, Philly boy is always improving, and the Gates are going to stay open. Lights are Out for the rest of the teams in the division and the Charges are going to make another run for the AFC Conference title.
Prediction: 12-4 (AFC West Division Champion)
Forget JaMarcus for now, we have Daunte! Rumor has it he won't be starting on Sunday, but I guarantee you that he will in a few weeks. Now that Jerry Porter took his head out of his ass and decided to play this year, he will be Culpepper's favorite target along with Dominique Rhodes when he comes back from that suspension. Let's not forget that their defense was ranked one of the highest in pass defense last year. No one has said a good word about the Raiders this offseason, but have faith my friends, have faith. The Raider Nation will have faith!
Prediction: 8-8 (AFC Wild Card)
I always wondered why he didn't smile in this picture
Jay Cultler needs more time before he can take control of games and dominate against the defenses present in this division. They have a nice CB duo with Dre Bly and Champ Bailey and picked up a nice RB (Travis Henry) in the offseason. Whatever, the Raiders will dominate them!
Kansas City Chiefs
Neither Damon Huard nor Brodie Croyle will be able to hold this season down. LJ should dominate the running game but he and Tony Gonzalez can't run the offense by themselves. I feel a garbage season for the boys from Arrowhead.
Prediction: 5-11 (AFC Wild Card)
The NFC West after the jump!
San Francisco 49ers
WE BELIEVE VERSION 2.0!!! It's the 9ers time to shine and they're about to shine bright! The boys of SF had one of the greatest offseasons and signed big names Darrell Jackson, Nate Clements, Michael Lewis, and Ashley Lelie. Two first round draft picks too? Nice! Remember when someone claimed Frank "The Tank" Gore was one of the worst draft picks ever? I bet that guy is going to be biting his tongue when The Tank breaks the single season rushing record this year. Let's not forget about the Vernon "The Disease" Davis and his high potential for success this year. Yet, the success of the 49ers all depends on this man
I believe Alex, I believe. And remember, we're doing it for this man now.
Prediction: 10-6 (NFC West Division Champion)
It all rests on the offensive line and everyone on this team knows it. If Leinhart can get his time to throw to his amazing WRs - Fitzgerald and Boldin - or if Edge can get his room to run, the offense will dominate all over this season. Defense is iffy, but if the offense can consistently score over 21 - which is a possibility - they will make the playoffs.
Prediction: 9-7 (NFC Wild Card)
St. Louis Rams
I like the other Action Jackson, Tory Holt has mad skillz, Bulger is underrated, but that's it. They don't have the youth of the Cardinals nor the defense of the 49ers (I can't believe I said that...) so I can't imagine the Rams getting too far this year.
Get outta here if you think Shaun Alexander or Matt Hasselback will be what they were 2 years ago. We jacked Darrell Jackson from them and now they're stuck with just Deion Branch. We took their confidence last year by beating them twice and we're about to take the division from them this year.
Who do you think is going to dominate the West divisions?