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NFC West Roundup: Seattle wins, but still two back

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The Seattle Seahawks got themselves out of the NFC West basement with dominant 20-3 road win over the San Francisco 49ers. The win improved Seattle’s record on the season to an unimpressive 3-4, and kept them two games back of Arizona in the standings.

The Seahawks now head back out on the road to take on a beat up Dallas Cowboys team that will be without Tony Romo. If the Seahawks can get a win there, they’ll get back to .500 before their bye week in week 9.

Division Standings

 WLT PctPFPANet Pts
Arizona Cardinals520.71422913396
St. Louis Rams330.500108119-11
Seattle Seahawks340.42915412826
San Francisco 49ers250.286103180-77

San Francisco Update

Seahawks fans witnessed the disaster that is the 49ers offense first hand this week. San Francisco managed just 144 yards of total offense. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 124 yards, but also was sacked six times for a loss of 43 yards.

The 49ers also couldn’t get their running game going. Carlos Hyde had just 40 yards on 11 carries. That included a long of 13, so he only had 30 yards on his other 10 carries.

It was a complete meltdown for the 49ers offensively, and the defense wasn’t much better. Had it not been for a pair of bad decisions by Russell Wilson that led to interceptions, this game would have been an even bigger blowout

St. Louis Update

The St. Louis Rams finally beat a team outside the NFC West. It was the first time that had happened since Week 14 of last season. Of course, beating the Browns isn’t something to get too excited about, even if it was by a 24-6 score.

Nick Foles remains a mediocre and uninteresting QB. He threw for just 163 yards despite getting good protection for most of the game.

Todd Gurley on the other hand looks like the real deal. He turned 19 carries in 128 yards and two touchdowns. He rans with a great combination of power and vision. If he stays healthy, he is going to be a force in the NFL for a long time.

Arizona Update

The Seahawks got no help from the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. The Arizona Cardinals picked up the 26-18 win to remain two games in front of the Seahawks. The game was closer than you’d think against a one-win Ravens team. Arizona needed some controversial calls from the officials to pull this one out.

The Cardinals are now 5-2, but have yet to beat a team that isn’t awful. Both times that Arizona has played a decent team, they’ve lost. They’ve clearly benefitted from a very easy schedule. We won’t learn how good the Cardinals truly are until they reach the tougher part of their schedule.

Next: Roster moving looming since Seahawks have 3 healthy centers?

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