Seahawks positioning themselves for a memorable December

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

There always a Seahawks magic during December football. Not necessarily to say the beginning months are a lull, but for Seattle and 12s the stakes become higher.

Seattle Seahawks win, here is the rest of the NFC West

Los Angeles Rams

Overall Record: 9-3

NFC West Record: 3-1

Record vs Seattle: 0-1

The Rams accomplished something they have not since 2003 and secured a winning record. Furthermore in week 12, they traveled to Arizona and beat a less-than-stellar Cardinals team 32-16. It is important to realize, their next two opponents are the Philadelphia Eagles at home, then on the road to Seattle. With the Seahawks one game back, the competition and how they play will be a testament, whether the Rams can make a push in the playoffs.

Next Opponent: vs Philadelphia Eagles, 1:25 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks

Overall Record: 8-4

NFC West Record: 4-0

As crazy as it sounds, this Seahawks team is starting to look the most complete in recent memory. Obviously, during the 2013 and 2014 campaigns, this was the best team in football. There has been some skepticism with the offensive output. Now, quarterback Russell Wilson is in the MVP conversation, while tight end Jimmy Graham is forming into the highly touted red zone threat we expected him to be. By the same token, the defense is without key contributors, but there is still an edge that is, right now, unmatched by their opponents. As linebacker K.J. Wright said, “don’t sleep on us.”

Next Opponent: at Jacksonville, 1:25 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals

Overall Record: 5-7

NFC West Record: 2-3

Record vs Seattle: 0-1

Head coach Bruce Arians said during a press conference that if quarterback Carson Palmer returns, he will start for the birds. But, at what point does this team transition to a future starter, rather than trying to squeeze the last ounce of worth from Palmer? Furthermore, the Seahawks, Rams and 49ers are all on the up-swing in the division, while Arizona seems to lose their footing on a belief towards a team that was on the verge of Super Bowl berth in 2015.

Next Opponent: vs Tennessee Titans,1:05 p.m.

San Francisco 49ers

Overall Record: 2-10

NFC West Record: 0-5

Record vs Seattle: 0-2

Forget the horrid season for 49er fans, their newly-acquired quarterback Jimmy Garappolo earned his first victory against Chicago. There are four games left in the 2017 regular season. Furthermore, San Francisco should focus on building the camradery with Jimmy G. While, begin to figure out the pieces to add in the upcoming NFL Draft in April.

Next Opponent: at Houston Texas, 10:00 a.m.

NFC West Standings heading into Week 13

Los Angeles Rams: 9-3

Seattle Seahawks: 8-4, 1 game-back, own tiebreaker for division

Arizona Cardinals: 5-7

San Francisco 49ers: 2-10

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