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Arizona Cardinals Fly Around the NFC West

As a whole the NFC West has a 5-10 record and has been outscored by 54 points and not so surprisingly both of those numbers are the worst totals of any division. Wondering where all of this is going? Well the 1-2 Arizona Cardinals aren't exactly out of the division race just yet.....

  • San Francisco: The 49ers pushed their record to 3-1 with a dominating Mike Singletary-like performance that was fueled primarily by a defense that scored more touchdowns (three) than their offense (two). I don't think I'm going out on a limb to predict that Patrick Willis' eight tackles, 2.5 sacks, and an interception that he returned 23 yards for a touchdown will get him defensive player of the week honors. As if being 3-1 and leading the NFC West isn't enough, the Niners also have the advantage of watching the Panthers implode (since the Niners own their first round pick next year, they're having quite a good time).
  • Seattle: The Seahawks are perpetually stuck in 2008. They're injured, they're losing and they're already looking forward to next year's draft. How bad did things get yesterday against the Colts? By halftime the score was 21-3 and before the Hawks actually got into the end zone with just under four minutes left in the game, the score was 34-3. Basically since the game was over there has been one story talking about the game and two stories previewing who the Hawks should target in the draft (here and here).
  • St. Louis: The good news for the Seahawks is that they can still say, "At least we're not the Rams." Yesterday's 35 point shut out loss to the Niners was downright ugly. They've already changed quarterbacks and now it's apparently time to get a new face at left tackle but at least they can relive the game through pictures.