NFC West Roundup: Seahawks alone at the bottom


A disappointing road loss for the Seattle Seahawks has them sitting in the basement of the NFC West. All of the other team in the division won, though two did so by taking advantage of of the fact that they were playing against bad teams.

We all know what happened with the Rams, so I didn’t include them this week. I’m still amazed that those two great defensive teams gave up a combined 65 points. Unfortunately, it was Seattle’s defense that gave up the last 10 of those.

Division Standing

San Francisco 49ers101.00020317
Arizona Cardinals101.000311912
St. Louis Rams101.00034313
Seattle Seahawks01.0003134-3

San Francisco update

The 49ers hosted a surprisingly bad Minnesota Vikings team on Monday Night Football. Adrian Peterson looked ordinary, Minnesota’s offensive line was worse than Seattle’s, and Teddy Bridgewater was rattled. It made for an easy win for the 49ers.

Most of that was just a bad Minnesota offense, but not all of it. San Francisco’s defense was better than advertised. Getting NaVorro Bowman back was a bigger deal than many fans and analysts realized. The tales of SF’s death were greatly exaggerated.

San Francisco’s offense is going to end up being very one-dimensional this year. Carlos Hyde appears to be legit, but the passing offense isn’t the least bit improved. Colin Kaepernick appears to be in for another long season.

Arizona Update

The Cardinals did what they were supposed to do by dispatching a mediocre New Orleans Saints team 31-19. The Saints talent level screams 6-10, so the Cardinals’ victory was no surprise.

Unfortunately for Arizona, they lost starting RB Andre Ellington to injury. Their offense will end up being very one dimensional until David Johnson gets the bulk of the touches at RB. Chris Johnson has no tread left on the old tires.

Next: NFL Power Rankings for Week 2

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