NFC West: Seahawks fall behind Rams

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 05: Kicker Blair Walsh
SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 05: Kicker Blair Walsh /

As 12s were in jubilation a week ago, they have quickly descended to a state of bewilderment. The Seahawks dropped what many thought was an easy win against injury-plagued Washington. The rest of the NFC West seemed to close in on Seattle.

State of the NFC West for Seahawks post Week 9

Here is how the others fared on Sunday and where Seattle is after the loss.

Los Angeles Rams

Overall Record: 6-2

NFC West Record: 2-1

Record vs Seattle: 0-1

After the bye week, L.A. traveled east to face a depleted Giants team in New York. After years of relying heavily on the run, the Rams and quarterback Jared Goff picked apart the secondary of New York. Furthermore, Goff tossed the pigskin around 22 times, completing 14 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns. The Giants, though, were without top cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

Nevertheless, the Rams are the current leader in the clubhouse of the NFC West with a game advantage over Seattle.

Next Opponent: Houston Texans

Arizona Cardinals

Overall Record: 4-4

NFC West Record: 2-1

Record vs Seattle: N/A

When all else fails, rely on a future Hall of Famer. After losing their star running back David Johnson and quarterback Carson Palmer, the Cardinals went to their best available option, Adrian Peterson. Since making the transition to the desert, Peterson has rushed for 314 yards and two touchdowns. Post-Week 9, Arizona find themselves one game back from Seattle with a showdown in Glendale looming on Thursday.

Just hope there is not a tie like last year.

Next Opponent: Thursday Night Football vs Seattle at 5:25

San Francisco 49ers

Overall Record: 0-9

NFC West Record: 0-4

Record vs Seattle: 0-1

The bay-area team dropped to 0-9 after losing to Arizona 20-10. At this point, if a team needs a boost, especially one in the division, San Francisco is a great opponent. After trading for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from New England, it seems as though San Francisco’s rebuild is solely based on the future rather than the present.

Next Opponent: New York Giants

NFC West Standings

Los Angeles Rams: 6-2, next game vs Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks: 5-3, next game at Arizona Cardinals (Thursday Night Football)

Arizona Cardinals: 4-4, next game vs Seattle Seahawks (Thursday Night Football)

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San Francisco 49ers: 0-9, next game vs New York Giants