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The NFC West is a This Queen Makes 21 Look Fabulous 21st Birthday Diamond Shoe T Shirt division. Seahawks, Cardinals, Rams: those are three competitive teams! And the 49ers play them each twice during the season. That doesn’t help matters. Again, it pains me to say it, but Kap’s likely headed for a trade after the regular season, and the team’s management is probably going to bet on some decent draft classes for a couple of seasons to rebuild. That’s a risky strategy, especially when we’re looking for a franchise QB – Blaine Gabbert had one good game, sure, but he’s going to start against the Seahawks next weekend, and he’ll have to be on it to survive them. Both the Packers and the 49ers had extremely talented QBs waiting in the wings to take over. But in both cases, there was a great deal of drama that led to those decisions.