Enjoy this quick preview of one of the toughest divisions in the NFL, the NFC West.Heralded as the most competitive division in the NFL, the NFC West certainly has championship-caliber teams. Let's take a look at this up-and-coming division. You can check out our previous previews here: NFC North, NFC South, NFC East, AFC West, AFC North. - Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks made some moves this offseason to improve their defensive front and provide QB Russell Wilson some weapons. The acquisition of WR Percy Harvin was a solid move for the franchise, but we shouldn't be too worried about his injury (he'll miss at least six games). The Seahawks have plenty of talent on offence just waiting for the chance to break out, such as WR Golden Tate. On defense they bolstered their defensive line, hoping to generate some more pass rush this season. As always, the strength of the Seahawks' defensive unit will be their secondary, and for the most part this team remains intact. San Francisco 49ers The offseason Super Bowl favourites will be very interesting to watch this season. How will new QB Colin Kaepernick hold up to a full season as the starter? Who will he even throw to after his best target, WR Michael Crabtree, tore his Achilles? TE Vernon Davis should step up, but we've seen positive things from rookie WR Quinton Patton this preseason too. On defense once again the 49ers will arguably have the best defensive line and linebacker corp in the league. However a big question mark remains over their secondary. If they can hold up against the pass, this defense should be a top tier one once again. St. Louis Rams The Rams have become something of a trendy pick this offseason. This is intended to be the year quarterback Sam Bradford puts it all together, and he has a nice new collection of weapons to work with including rookie WR Tavon Austin and big-play threat TE Jared Cook. The Rams have a genuinely menacing defensive line, but they are also incredibly young overall. Expect some uneven performances from the Rams defense this season, along with the occasional big play. Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals in 2012 will not look the same as they did in 2013. Carson Palmer is now the quarterback, giving WR Larry Fitzgerald the chance to return to the elite status he deserves. Rashard Mendenhall will now be running the ball between the tackles and new head coach Bruce Arians should provide the team as a whole with some much-needed leadership and stability. The Cardinals will hope to see their secondary continue to make big plays in 2013, CB Patrick Peterson is a genuine star and rookie free safety Tryann Mathieu looks to be as advertised in the preseason. - Division Prediction Here's how I think the NFC West will shape up come the end of the 2013 season. Seahawks 12-4 49ers 11-5 Rams 9-7 Cardinals 6-10 What do you think? Do you believe the hype surrounding this division this season?