Links and news from around the NFC West.
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Now it's clear: Inside 49ers' passing game - NFC West Blog - ESPN
How the 49ers under the QB play of Alex Smith have remained successful this season.
The 49ers square off against the New York Giants this weekend. How will Big Blue plan on stopping Frank Gore?
An examination of how the 49ers front seven is likely to present problems for Eli Manning and the Giants on Sunday.
Following up: About that 'pretender' label - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Some people are still under the assumption that the 49ers are 'pretenders'.
A breakdown of the 49ers and Giants injury reports.
The Seahawks have two tall cornerbacks starting in the secondary right now and Pete Carroll is loving the way they are handling themselves.
Russell Okung did well against DeMarcus Ware, but will he be able to contain Terrell Suggs this weekend against the Ravens?
Fans should give Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll some slack.
Much like we have done here at ROTB, here are some midseason thoughts on the Seahawks.
A poem for the Hawks and Ravens game on Sunday. Because sports and Poe go hand in hand. This may be one of the most creative sports articles I have ever read. Well done.
Center Jason Brown of the St. Louis Rams has been benched after signing a big contract in 2009. Much like the Cardinals, the Rams cannot seem to produce a quality offensive line.
The St. Louis Rams will likely have Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson in action this week, but they are both dealing with injuries. Other players from the Rams and Browns will not be able to go.
Quarterback Sam Bradford increased his workload Thursday, sharing snaps on the first unit with A.J. Feeley in preparation for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Can Steve Spagnuolo survive this season as the St. Louis Rams head coach? If he loses this weekend to the Browns, he will have tied a new Rams record... one that he probably would have preferred to avoid.
St. Louis Rams Mid-Season Grade - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams have had a poor first half of the season. Here are some of their grades through eight games played.