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NFC West Roundup: Rookie Receivers, Hazardous Defense And A New Dynamic Duo

Both the Cardinals and Seahawks are coming off of their bye weeks and looking to make an impact during their week seven matchups. The St. Louis Rams are also visit Dallas this week after being blown out by the Packers in week six. The 49ers are on their bye, being the last NFC West team to take one this season. 

The most intriguing game goes to the Cards-Steelers, but the Rams and Cowboys might be closer than some think, that is, if Sam Bradford plays. Let's take a look around the NFC West to see what each team is up to and how they are preparing for their next opponent. 

Seattle Seahawks:

Tarvaris Jackson and Seattle OL concerns - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Some injury notes for the Seahawks as they head into Cleveland to take on the Browns and who could be coming into the game as replacements due to the injuries. Blog | Thursday in Hawkville "

Some stats on how the Seattle defensive line is one of the best against the run in the NFL. 


Who hikes, who throws for the Seahawks in Cleveland? - Blog -

Charlie Whitehurst appears to be Seattle's starting quarterback for Sunday's game in Cleveland. 


Doug Baldwin, Julio Jones, A.J Green – The Rookie Trio

Doug Baldwin, Julio Jones and A.J. Green are arguably the three best rookie receivers in the NFL right now. The latter two were drafted in the first round, while Baldwin, a former Stanford Cardinal, went undrafted and might be the best of the three so far.  


Protégé’s time to take over for Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

Seahawks corner Marcus Trufant is out for the season with a back injury, leaving second year replacement Walter Thurmond now in a starting spot. Here's some of what he had to say about his new role. 



San Francisco 49ers:

49ers review: Defensive player-by-player

A player review for all of the 49ers defensive personnel. 


Video: 49ers' Patrick Willis on E60 - NFC West Blog - ESPN

This is an amazing video about Patrick Willis and how he became the great linebacker and man that he is today. 


San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – " Harbaugh has always been bad at making friends

Jim Harbaugh has always been bad at making friends, so to see the scuffle he had with Jim Schwartz is not surprising. 


49ers' run defense hazardous to health - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The 49ers defense has injured 4+ running backs this season. When the Cardinals play the 49ers in week 11, hopefully the trend will have been completely broken by then. 


History and Numbers Are on 49ers' Side | NBC Bay Area

San Francisco may be tough to catch in the NFC West after posting a 5-1 record through the toughest part of its schedule. 



St. Louis Rams:

Sam Bradford Injury: Rams QB Game Time Decision, No Friday Practice - Turf Show Times

A quick update on QB Sam Bradford's ankle injury.


Evening Conversation: Should Bradford be allowed to start? - Turf Show Times

Sam Bradford is questionable to start in Sunday's game against the Cowboys. The question is- should they even allow him to play at all?


Lloyd happy to be with a team that wants him-

Brandon Lloyd should fit in seamlessly with his new team. 


What Would the Rams Do If They Picked #1? - Turf Show Times

Some speculation on what the Rams would do if they acquired the first overall pick in this year's draft. 


How much damage can Lloyd, Clayton do together?

The Rams haven't been known for having dynamic receivers the past few years, but now that they have acquired Brandon Lloyd, could that change? How will Lloyd and Mark Clayton look on the field together?