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49ers Poll: Which NFC West Team Reigns Supreme In The Division?


With less than a month to go excitement is building for the San Francisco 49ers for the start of training camp. Heading into the preseason they will be defending the NFC West as champions for the second season in a row against improved division rivals.

The Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks all made big acquisitions in the off-season with the goal of dethroning the Niners. In my mind the Niners are still No. 1 in the division, but notable off-season moves by the other three NFC West teams, and the injury to Michael Crabtree, could sway your vote.

Here are the notable off-season moves made by NFC West teams (answer in the poll below):

San Francisco 49ers

Key Offseason Losses:  Alex Smith (QB), David Akers (K), Dashon Goldson (S), Delanie Walker (TE), Randy Moss (WR), Ricky Jean-Francois (NT), Ted Ginn (WR), Isaac Sopoaga (NT)

Key Free Agent Acquisitions: Anquan Boldin (WR), Nnamdi Asomugha (CB), Phil Dawson (K), Glenn Dorsey (NT), Colt McCoy (QB), Dan Skuta (LB), Craig Dahl (S), Adam Snyder (G)

2013 1st Round Draft Pick: Eric Reid, FS, LSU

St. Louis Rams

Key Offseason Losses:  Steven Jackson (RB), Danny Amendola (WR), Quintin Mikell (S), William Hayes (DE), Matthew Mulligan (TE), Brandon Gibson (WR), Bradley Fletcher (CB), Wayne Hunter (T), Robert Turner (G)

Key Free Agent Acquisitions: Jared Cook (TE), Jake Long (T)

2013 1st Round Draft Pick: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Arizona Cardinals

Key Offseason Losses:  Kerry Rhodes (S), Greg Toler (CB), Kevin Kolb (QB), Stewart Bradley (LB), LaRod Stephens-Howling (RB), Adrian Wilson (S), Rich Ohrnberger (C), Quentin Groves (DE), Brian Hoyer (QB), Beanie Wells (RB), William Gay (CB), Early Doucet (WR), John Skelton (QB), Adam Snyder (G)

Key Free Agent Acquisitions:   Carson Palmer (QB), Karlos Dansby LB), Bryan McCann (CB), Javier Arenas (CB), Jonathan Amaya (S), Drew Stanton (QB), Yeremiah Bell (S), Rashard Mendenhall (RB), Jerraud Powers (S), Lorenzo Alexander (LB), Frostee Rucker (DE), Antoine Cason (CB), Matt Shaughnessy (LB), Chilo Rachal (G), Jasper Brinkley (LB)

2013 1st Round Draft Pick: Jonathan Cooper, Guard, North Carolina

Seattle Seahawks

Key Offseason Losses:  Matt Flynn (QB), Jason Jones (DT), Marcus Trufant (CB), Alan Branch (DT), Leon Washington (RB), Ben Obamanu (WR), Deon Butler (WR), Cameron Morrah (TE)

Key Free Agent Acquisitions:  Percy Harvin (WR), Cliff Avril (DE), Michael Bennett (DE), Antoine Winfield (S/CB), Tony McDaniel (DT), Brady Quinn (QB)

2013 1st Round Draft Pick: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M

Which NFC West Team Reigns Supreme In The Division?

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