NFC West Roundup And Updated Standings

The NFC West is still the toughest division in football, but it didn’t exactly have a great week. The Seahawks were the only team to get a victory, and two of the team (Cards and 49ers) looked really bad in their losses. This is a trend that I think all Seahawk fans hope continues for a few more weeks.

Seattle Seahawks 24 – 23 New England Patriots

There isn’t much left to be said about this game. The Seahawks took down a legitimate superbowl contender in the Patriots, and did so despite Marshawn Lynch failing to ever get going. Instead it was rookie Russell Wilson leading the offense to perhaps it’s most impressive performance of the year.

Miami Dolphin 17 – 14 St. Louis Rams

The Rams offense actually had a better game than the 14 point performance would suggest. Sam Bradford passed for 315 yards, and the team also compiled 162 yards on the ground. So why so few points? 12 penalties for 94 yards didn’t help. Neither did a fumble, a missed FG, and only going 3-13 on third down.

Overall, it was a decent performance for the Rams, who are a lot more competitive this season under Jeff Fisher than they have been in decent years.

Buffalo Bills 19 – 16 Arizona Cardinals

The Bills are a particularly good football team, and they did their best to try and give the game away to the Cardinals, and still the Cardinals came away losers in this game. Arizona has begun their inevitable fall back down to Earth after their hot start, losing 2 straight after winning their first 4.

Kevin Kolb was knocked out this game with an injury, and isn’t likely to play for a couple weeks. That means that the offense will be given back to John Skelton, who has looked rather poor in the 2 games he’s played this season. The Cardinals will have to be hoping that their defense can steal a couple wins for them so they can stay in contention.

New York Giants 26 – 3 San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers just had their worst game under Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. The Niners couldn’t seem to do anything in this game. The couldn’t run it effectively, couldn’t pass it without turning it over, and couldn’t stop the Giant’s running attack. And the worst part of it is that it was a home game. You expect teams to occasionally have a bad game on the road, but this should never happen at home.

The Giants gameplan will offer a blueprint for the Seahawks and the rest of the league on how to beat the 49ers, and it isn’t that tough. Pressure Alex Smith, and watch him fold like he has his entire career.

Standings

NFC WEST

W

L

T

DIV

PF

PA

DIFF

Arizona

4

2

0

1-1-0

110

97

+13

Seattle

4

2

0

0-2-0

110

93

+17

San Francisco

4

2

0

0-0-0

152

94

+58

St. Louis

3

3

0

2-0-0

110

111

-1

Topics: Seattle Seahawks

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