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.
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.
Some stats on how the Seattle defensive line is one of the best against the run in the NFL.
Charlie Whitehurst appears to be Seattle's starting quarterback for Sunday's game in Cleveland.
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.
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.
A player review for all of the 49ers defensive personnel.
This is an amazing video about Patrick Willis and how he became the great linebacker and man that he is today.
Jim Harbaugh has always been bad at making friends, so to see the scuffle he had with Jim Schwartz is not surprising.
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.
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:
A quick update on QB Sam Bradford's ankle injury.
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?
Brandon Lloyd should fit in seamlessly with his new team.
Some speculation on what the Rams would do if they acquired the first overall pick in this year's draft.
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?