NFC West Roundup: Rams surging into playoff battle


It was a good week for the NFC West as a whole, which doesn’t necessarily mean good things for the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle won, but so did division leading Arizona. That leaves the Seahawks still two games back of the Cardinals in the standings.

The interesting thing here is that the Rams also continue to win. Sure, they’ve been playing awful teams, but they’re still winning. They’re currently a half-game ahead of Seattle in the standings.

NFC West Standings

Arizona Cardinals620.750263153110
St. Louis Rams430.57113512510
Seattle Seahawks440.50016714027
San Francisco 49ers260.250109207-98

Arizona Update

Arizona won once again. They also continue to look entirely like a paper tiger. The Cardinals have played just two good teams (if you consider the Rams to the good), and they lost both games. The other six games have been against the NFL’s bottom feeders.

One of those bottom feeders, the Cleveland Browns, almost knocked off the Cardinals on Sunday. The Browns led the game 20-7 when quarterback Josh McCown was injured. Two starters in the Cleveland secondary then left the game with concussions, and Arizona was able to come back and pick up the win.

St. Louis Update

The Rams won for the third time in their last four games. This time it was a 27-6 waxing of an awful San Francisco 49ers team. St. Louis is now 3-0 inside the division. The only team outside of the NFC West that they’ve defeated is Cleveland.

The Rams’ offense is still a complete mess. Right now it is Todd Gurley and that’s it. Good teams will shut down the run game, and St. Louis will struggle to score points. Bad teams can’t do that, and right now Gurley is running them over.

San Francisco Update

The once powerful rivals from the bay area are now arguably the NFL’s worst team. They’re poorly coached and lack talent all over the field. The entire franchise is a mess.

Now comes word that quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been benched in favor of the infinitely terrible Blaine Gabbert. Yep, that’s going to end well. The 49ers need a complete rebuild now, and it needs to start with a new general manager.