2016 Team Needs: NFC West

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January 20, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers chief executive officer Jed York (left), Chip Kelly (center), and San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke (right) pose for a photo in a press conference after naming Kelly as the new head coach for the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

Arizona ran away with the Western division title and made the NFC title game this season after seeing the Seahawks squeak by them during the regular season and make the Super bowl in 2014.

The Rams finished with 6 or 7 wins for the 4th straight season and somehow Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead were retained for the move to Los Angeles. Surely they have to be on a mandate to make the playoffs or else in 2016

The 49ers continued their free fall from the class of the NFC under Jim Harbaugh to a joke under the brief reign of Jim Tomsula in 2015 to now turning to Chip Kelly to try and stop the bleeding of one of the proudest franchises in the entire league.

Where is this division headed in 2016? Literally anything is possible in the NFL these days, but it’s hard to see the 49ers or Rams being anything other than bottom feeders while the Seahawks and Cardinals battle it out for the title.

The interesting part will be seeing how desperate the bottom teams are to turn around their fortunes while the Hawks and Cards keep looking for a way to beat the other, even if that means trying non-traditional ideas.

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