How does the NFC West look after 10 weeks of football? We break that down below.
1. Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks were dominant on Sunday facing the lowly New York Jets, and remained undefeated at home. What I like most about this team right now is the way that they impose their brand of football on the other team, and seemingly never stray from the game plan. Playoff hopes are looking good for the Seahawks at this point.
2. St. Louis Rams: The Rams were able to share the honour of the NFL’s first tie in four years with the 49ers, and really should have left that game with a victory. If it weren’t for a few costly penalties, and a missed field goal in overtime they would have too. If the Rams can put in this kind of effort every week they could be a force to be reckoned with. Then again, Alex Smith was injured for most of the game.
3. San Francisco 49ers: Looked shaky at home, and tied a team they easily should have beaten, even with Kaepernick subbing in for the injured Alex Smith. Not sure how long Smith will be out, but he’s apparently just a game manager only capable of not losing games anyways. That was totally sarcastic, but in all seriousness I really like what I’ve seen from Kaepernick this year and think he’ll do a fine job filling in if Smith needs a week or so off.
4. Arizona Cardinals: If five were an option, they would surely get it. Coming off the bye they face the recently knocked off the undefeated perch Falcons, and even worse they have to do it in Atlanta. Don’t know they landed in this spot after what seemed to be such a promising season. At least there is another high draft pick on the horizon.