I could never cheer for the Pats, they are the Melbourne Storm of the NFL. Brady & Belichick are so arrogant that watching any Pats press confrence is painful. Not to mention the whole Spygate scandal.
I'd take the NFC West any day of the week, the North is still strong. The Pack are only going to get better, Vikes will come back strong & the Lions are on the rise to the point where I think they'll be challenging for a WC spot next year. The Bears are a lot weaker than they appear & I think they'll only keep their current team together for another couple of years, once Briggs & Urlacher start to slow down they'll come crashing back down to Earth. Can't see Peppers staying for long either.
NFC West is in shambles atm. 49'ers still don't have QB & have a new unproven coach. Seahawks need a QB for next year & still have holes all over their team, they had no right to be in the playoffs this year when teams like Tampa & the Giants werent. Arizona are in a world of hurt & I doubt they're going anywhere quick. Wouldn't suprise me if Fitz will demand a trade soon either, a WR that good deserves a real QB throwing to him. Rams are the biggest hope in the division but even they need a lot of pieces to bring it all together, their pass rush is abysmal & the O-line is non-existant. I can see the 49'ers & Rams battling for that division in the coming years.