Where does NFC West rank among NFL divisions going into 2024?

Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers
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Do the Rams still reside in one of the NFL’s best divisions?

The NFC West has run the gamut of quality in the past 15 years, perhaps more than any other division. Because while the AFC and NFC South divisions have been terrible, they’ve rarely if ever been stacked since 2010. Whereas the AFC North is stacked, and has had some softer years than others, that division has been difficult for anyone to win without a lot of luck. And while the AFC West has weak teams like the Raiders, it is so hard to get a division title if you’re not the Kansas City Chiefs.

But the NFC West has had every identity in the last 10-15 years.

In 2010, the Seahawks won the division with a 7-9 record. Then in 2011, the 49ers became a short-term powerhouse under Jim Harbaugh, followed by Seattle becoming one of the league’s most consistently successful team beginning in 2012 and that probably lasted until 2021. Then of course, the Rams made the Super Bowl in 2018 and 2021, winning the latter and making the playoffs again in 2023. Even the Arizona Cardinals enjoyed some success when they had Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer.

What is the NFC West right now?

This list ranking divisions by Canada’s TPS station, the NFC West ranked third overall and was noted that the division has sent at least two teams to the playoffs in each of the past six seasons.

The AFC East ranked second and the AFC North ranked first, making the west the “best” division in the NFC. The video also says that the Rams could be a contender again in 2024.

What do you think?

Is the NFC West the best division in the NFC? Or is the NFC North closing the gap with the Bears drafting Caleb Williams, the Lions finally starting to win, the Packers being the Packers, and the Vikings flying under the radar with Kevin O’Connell?

I have a really hard time ranking these two divisions because while the West is more top heavy, the North probably has better teams at 3 and 4.

Then there is the NFC East, where the Cowboys and Eagles are both Super Bowl contenders.

There was a time when it was easy to rank the NFC West as the worst division in football AND a time when it was clearly the best, and both of those times were kind of recent. Where does the NFC West rank right now?

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Title: Where does NFC West rank among NFL divisions going into 2024?
Author: Kenneth Arthur

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