Additions could lift Cards to West title

The NFC West was the weakest division in '04, and the defensive woes could lead to another year of struggling.

Updated: May 17, 2005, 3:23 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The NFC West was the league's worst division last year even though it produced two playoff teams -- the Seahawks and the Rams. Outside of divisional play, the four NFC West teams were 12-26. Against all teams with 8-8 records or better, the NFC West was 10-25. How bad was the West? The Seahawks dropped a game from the previous year's record and the Rams were two games off, and both teams made the playoffs.

The NFC West is a division with great offensive coaching -- Mike Martz of the Rams, ...

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