NFC West Roundup: losses, losses, everywhere


Another fourth quarter meltdown by the Seattle Seahawks means they were unable to make up any ground in the NFC West last week. Now they must go on the road on a very short week and take on the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday. A loss there, and Seattle’s season may well be over.

Division Standing

Arizona Cardinals420.66720311588
St. Louis Rams230.40084113-29
Seattle Seahawks240.3331341259
San Francisco 49ers240.333100160-60

San Francisco Update

The 49ers were the only team in the NFC West to get a victory last week. Of course, they played the awful Baltimore Ravens, and were lucky to escape with a 25-20 win, but at least they won.

Santa Clara should feel slightly better about the play of quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the moment. After playing horribly for the first four weeks of the season, he’s looked batter the last two weeks. Kaepernick threw for 340 yards two touchdowns and zero interceptions, which was easily his best game of the year.

Arizona Update

Once again the Cardinals played a team that wasn’t a league bottom feeder and it resulted in a loss. Arizona’s easy early schedule made them look like an elite team, but they looked rather mediocre in their 25-13 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Arizona’s offense has become completely one-dimensional. Carson Palmer threw for 421 yards against Pittsburgh’s poor secondary, but Arizona couldn’t turn that into points. With no running game to help out, the Cardinals were unable to find the end zone after the first quarter.

St. Louis Update

The Rams were the first team in the NFC West to have their bye week. With Seattle and Arizona losing, it was a net-win for the Rams.

That doesn’t change the fact that the Rams have yet to win a game outside of the division. It also doesn’t change the fact that the Rams have scored fewer touchdowns than any team in the league.

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