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NFC West Roundup: Leg Whipping, Big Risks For Big Payoffs And The Injury Bug

Week five is already upon us in the NFL and we still don't have a very clear view of who will take the division crown this season. San Francisco is off to a fast start at 3-1, but anything can happen and they could eventually slow down. The Rams are on their bye week, a welcomed sight after starting the season 0-4. 

The Rams may not be playing this week, but both the 49ers and Seahawks are. Let's take a look around the division in this week's NFC West Roundup. 

San Francisco 49ers:


49ers vs. Buccaneers, Final Injury Report: Aqib Talib Likely To Play - Niners Nation

The injury report.


49ers' Davis fined $25,000 for leg whips

San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis was fined $25,000 for twice leg-whipping Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin in last Sunday's game.


San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – " Beating the blitz: Tom Brady, Alex Smith best vs. pressure

Beating the blitz: Tom Brady, Alex Smith best vs. pressure


Potential impact of 49ers injuries

It seems that staph infection has hit a couple of 49ers players. 


Five Things: 49ers vs. Bucs

Turnovers will tell the tale of who wins this match up. 



Seattle Seahawks:


Seahawks Blog | Zach Miller returns to practice, Marcus Trufant sits out | Seattle Times Newspaper

The injury report


Truly tough guys don’t have to brag about it | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

The two rookie offensive linemen on the right side in Seattle seem to be working out the kinks. 


Seahawks better prepared minus Williams - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Losing Mike Williams to a concussion should not affect the Seahawks' offense too drastically. 


Seahawks | Pete Carroll's Seahawks will take risks for big payoff | Seattle Times Newspaper

Some are starting to question Pete Carroll's risky style of coaching. 


Feed the beast: Seahawks' run game is out of rhythm | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

It would make sense for the 'Hawks to run the ball given their QB situation, but that hasn't been the case so far. 



St. Louis Rams:


On Danny Amendola missing the season - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Some notes from ESPN's Mike Sando about Danny Amendola and his absence. 


Dropping the ball: Rams not the only ones - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The Rams have a bad case of the drops, but they're not the only ones. 


Steven Jackson Status: Jackson Is At 100 percent - Turf Show Times

St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson is 100 percent and ready to play. 


What we should hope to see out of the Rams after the bye week - Turf Show Times

What the Rams need to do after the bye week to right the ship.


Bradley Fletcher Injury: Rams CB Out For The Season With Torn ACL - Turf Show Times

The St. Louis Rams have lost starting CB Bradley Fletcher for the rest of the season. The injury bug is really beginning to hit St. Louis hard. The bye week should help them sort out some of the roster issues.