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NFC West Roundup: Hidden Quarterbacks, Sure Wins Not So Sure Anymore And Elder Criticisms

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Every NFC West team has now taken their bye week, so it will be football from here on out with no delays. The 49ers have a sizable lead on the second place Seattle Seahawks, with the Cardinals and Rams trailing far behind. 

Let's take a look at some of the news traveling around the NFC West in this week's NFC West Roundup. 

San Francisco 49ers:

49ers Vs. Browns, Final Injury Report: Braylon Edwards Is Game-Time Decision - Niners Nation

A break down of the 49ers and Browns final injury reports for Sunday's game.

49ers Upcoming Free Agents: Who's The Next Man Up? - Niners Nation

A look at some of the free agents in the coming offseason the 49ers will have to re-sign.

Two Smiths plus one McDonald equal sacks - NFC West Blog - ESPN

A good breakdown of the pressures and what defensive formations they come out of for the 49ers.

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – " It turns out, 49ers and Raiders had MVPs upstairs

The MVP for the 49ers so far is Jed York. The hiring of GM Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh as head coach has added new life to their franchise.

Does Harbaugh hide Alex Smith? - Inside the 49ers

Do the 49ers try and "hide" Alex Smith by running the ball so that he doesn't have to throw it as much? 



Seattle Seahawks:

10/27: Marshawn Lynch's short- and long-term future - Blog -

What does the future hold more Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks?

What to do with Whitehurst, Jackson - NFC West Blog - ESPN

How should the Seahawks go about dealing with their QB debacle?

Sure win? Not over improved Bengals | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

Before the start of the year, Seahawks fans probably saw their game in week eight against the Bengals as a free win. Now, that may not be the case.

Whitehurst demonstrates why he’s the sub | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

Dave Boling from The News Tribune states why Charlie Whitehurst should clearly be the backup to Tarvaris Jackson.

TE Zach Miller cleared for contact | Seahawks Insider

Seahawks tight end and former ASU player Zach Miller should be a go this week against the Bengals.



St. Louis Rams:

Rams go from bad to worst against the run-

The St. Louis Rams have a terrible run defense, but did you know it may be record breaking bad?

Hope for Rams? Yes, but defense has issues - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The St. Louis Rams probably don't have a shot at the NFC West title this year, but they do have a chance to end the season on a good note. First, they will need to fix some of their defensive woes.

LuckWatch: Bradford trade considerations - NFC West Blog - ESPN

If the Rams had the chance to draft Andrew Luck, would they even consider trading away Sam Bradford?

Bradford unlikely to play vs. Saints-

Sam Bradford is still unlikely to play this weekend against the Saints with a high ankle sprain.

Just what Rams need, legends ripping them - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The legends of the St. Louis Rams, such as Jack Youngblood, are now attacking the current members of the team.