Updated NFC West Standings: Where Seahawks stand after week six

Oct 4, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gestures to the fans after defeating the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gestures to the fans after defeating the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Seattle Seahawks now have a 2 game lead in the NFC West entering Week 7.

There were some big games surrounding the NFC West over this past weekend in the NFL. All three NFC West teams played on primetime this week as the San Francisco 49ers faced the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football. The Arizona Cardinals faced the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. The Seattle Seahawks were enjoying their bye week at home, heeling up, getting ready for their divisional matchup against the Cardinals this week.

As it currently stands, the NFC West has the most wins in the NFL (16), with the AFC North coming in second (15). At the end of the year, the NFC West could potentially see all four teams make the playoffs. With the new playoff seeding, it has created an extra wild card spot. But, that means all four teams need to continue to win.

The San Francisco 49ers will be going on a 5 game stretch that will feature the likes of the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. While they currently rank last in the NFC West, this 5 game stretch will ultimately determine whether or not they make the playoffs.

But, before we look forward, let’s take a quick preview of what went down in Week 6.

Week 6 Recap:

San Francisco 49ers defeat Los Angeles Rams, 24-16

In what many considered a must-win for the 49ers, they delivered. Jimmy Garoppolo bounced back nicely after a poor performance against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5. George Kittle was once again dominant, recording 7 catches for 109 yards and 1 touchdown. Kittle converted on that huge 4th and 2 early in the game, where the Rams brought an all-out blitz. Kittle made the catch, broke free and scored a touchdown. It was evident that he was missed. Since his return from injury, he has led the Niners in receiving yards in his last three games. Unfortunately for the 49ers, HB Raheem Mostert suffered an ankle injury that will place him on the IR. Overall, it was a hard-fought game between these two rivals that saw the Niners pick up a huge win.

Arizona Cardinals defeat Dallas Cowboys, 38-10

The Arizona Cardinals manhandled the Dallas Cowboys. In their first game without Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton did not perform well. It did not help that HB Ezekiel Elliot had two early fumbles in this game that allowed Arizona to add on to its early lead. Kyler Murray had himself a day returning to the state of Texas. He rushed 10 times for 74 yards and 1 touchdown. He completed 9 of 24 for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Cardinals played a clean game, with no turnovers. But, they still struggled with penalties as they were penalized 7 times, which incurred a total of 43 yards. That falls just below their season average of 8 penalties per game. But, all that matters is the Cardinals picked up a nice win on the road on primetime.

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NFC West Standings

team. 36. . (5-0). Previous: 1st. Seattle Seahawks. 1

32. . (4-2). Previous: 3rd. Arizona Cardinals. 2. team

51. . (4-2). Previous: 2nd. Los Angeles Rams. 3. team

42. . (3-3). Previous: 4th. San Francisco 49ers. 4. team

Week 7 Preview

Seattle Seahawks (-3) @ Arizona Cardinals

The Seahawks will face the Cardinals in their first divisional game of the year. The Cardinals are 1-0 in NFC West play as they defeated the 49ers in Week 1. This is going to be an exciting matchup as both teams are beginning to hit their stride. Russell Wilson has been fantastic for this Seattle team. It was announced earlier last week that Jamal Adams would be returning for this matchup. On the other hand, the Cardinals offense is starting to piece it together as WR Christian Kirk, has had back to back big games. Oddly enough, the road team seems to always win in this matchup. I think it will be close, but I ultimately think the Seahawks defense will create enough turnovers and Wilson will bring them home.

San Francisco 49ers @ New England Patriots (-2.5)

As alluded to earlier, the 49ers are hitting a tough stretch in their schedule. The Patriots are coming off a loss to the Broncos that saw 8 field goals. Cam Newton’s return was spoiled by Drew Lock and company. I am predicting another close game between these two teams as they both have similar styles. They both like to run the ball and both have good defenses. The Niners defense has sustained major injuries, but still remain a top 5 defense in this league. Jason Verrett has shown flashes of his old self, while they await the return of Richard Sherman. Belichick’s defenses are always disinclined and physical. They play smart and do not create extra opportunities for the offense. This is going to be a very close game, but I am rolling with the Niners in this one.

Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams (-6)

The Rams defense has been spectacular in the early part of the year. Aaron Donald once again leads the league in sacks and is the early defensive player of the year. This week, the Rams will be facing the best defensive end in football, Khalil Mack. Mack and this Bears defense is back to playing good defense as they are currently 5-1 and sitting atop of the NFC North. This matchup is going to come down to which offense can make more plays. I do not fully trust Nick Foles. Both Coach McVay and Coach Naggy are very creative in their offensive designs, but, I just see Goff making more plays when it matters. I expect a low scoring game, but I do see the Rams winning this one by a touchdown.

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Source: DraftKings

JLuppy’s Week 7 Picks:

Seattle Seahawks (-3)

San Francisco 49ers (+2.5)

Los Angeles Rams (-6)