NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks writer Britton Ransford tells us why this ain’t your grandaddies NFC West. As we saw last year, the San Francisco 49ers are a tough team to beat. This year, the Cardinals and Seahawks have gotten on board. Defense is the key to these three teams this year. The St. Louis Rams even look like they will be giving teams a headache in 2012, after nearly beating the Detroit Lions in week 1, before winning in week 2 against the Washington Redskins.