GLENDALE AZ - DECEMBER 05: Runningback Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams rushes the football for 22 yards past Kerry Rhodes #25 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 5 2010 in Glendale Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 19-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Week nine of the NFL is only a day away and we are treated to an NFC West head-to-head matchup. The Rams will be flying out to Arizona to take on the Cardinals tomorrow in what will assuredly be a game full of mediocre play. The 49ers, meanwhile, will travel to our nation's capital to put a bruising on the Redskins, while the Seahawks travel to Jerry Jones' palace to play Tony Romo and the 'Boys.
Let's take a look at some of the news around the NFC West in this week's Roundup.
The Seahawks lead the league in the starting rookies category, but they are getting plenty of contributions from each one and building towards the future.
Tarvaris Jackson gives himself an 'F' during his stint with the Seahawks up to this point. He cites the team's 2-5 record as a part of that given grade.
Eric Williams from The News Tribune fully expects the Seahawks to take a QB early in the 2012 draft, despite the support Tarvaris Jackson has received from coach Pete Carroll.
Some general Seahawks news, including injury updates, along with an interesting tidbit on touchdowns allowed during the second half this season. Curious? Click the link.
Some tips on how the Seattle Seahawks can fix their 'awfense'.
49ers tight end Vernon Davis will bring unselfish attitude to Washington for game Sunday against the Redskins.
The 49ers have not allowed a rushing touchdown during this entire season, the longest such streak through seven games in 18 years.
Patrick Willis is fine with not breaking all the records in the NFL this year and having to play a lot more in coverage. He doesn't care what role he is forced to play, just as long as he is winning.
A break down of the question of whether daylight savings time might help the 49ers as they travel east to face the Redskins.
An updated injury report for the 49ers-Redskins game.
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is getting closer to a return, but the team probably won't make a decision until Sunday.
Steven Jackson brought inspiration to the Rams in their victory over the Saints. Will he be able to do the same against the Cards tomorrow?
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mark Clayton will not be activated from the PUP list this week. Will he be healthy in time to return this season?
An update on the play of rookie defensive end, Robert Quinn.
Injuries, additions and subtractions have really impacted the complexity and diversity of the Rams' offense.