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Scouts Take: Cardinals at 49ers

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Both of these teams have a chance to start the season on the right foot, if they can take advantage of early-season scheduling and lock up a division win in Week 1. If either team is going to rise up and challenge the Seahawks for NFC West division supremacy, it might as well start now. Seattle has dominated this division for too long and many expect the Seahawks to repeat as division winners for an unprecedented fifth straight year.

The pressure to win has created interesting quarterback scenarios for Arizona and San Francisco because both organizations will let their former first-round quarterbacks sit on the sideline, while Kurt Warner and J.T. O'Sullivan try to provide the spark each team desperately needs.