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NFC West Roundup: Freak Injuries, Regretful Draft Decisions And Contract Decisions

Carlos Rogers has been an absolute ball hawk for the 49ers in the secondary this season. Will he get a contract extension with the team once the season comes to an end?
Carlos Rogers has been an absolute ball hawk for the 49ers in the secondary this season. Will he get a contract extension with the team once the season comes to an end?

This weekend we have an all-out NFC West melee. The Arizona Cardinals head to California to take on the San Francisco 49ers, while the Seahawks and the Rams will face off for the first time this season, too. Here is some news heading into game day from around the NFC West. 

Hit the jump for the links. 

Seattle Seahawks:

Tarvaris Jackson, Accurate Passer - Field Gulls

Tarvaris Jackson's game has major flaws, but when the flow and protection are right, timing and accuracy are not a problem.

 

Marshawn Lynch in line for new deal after season | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has put his value to the team on display in back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances the past two weeks. Now, will the Seahawks reward him with a new contract after the season?

 

Can Seahawks exploit Rams' CB issues? - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Could the Seahawks find themselves passing the ball more against the Rams given all the injuries the Rams have suffered in the secondary?

 

Seahawks | Seahawks rookie James Carpenter's season over with knee injury | Seattle Times Newspaper

Offensive linemen James Carpenter and John Moffitt have been lost to season ending injuries.

 

Seahawks' Heath Farwell hands out headaches | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

Newcomer Heath Farwell has added a whole new dimension to the special teams play of the Seahawks.

 

St. Louis Rams:

Rams one-up Seahawks on freak injuries - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Crazy injuries have been frequent occurrences around the NFC West as of late. This time, Rams tackle Rodger Saffold is the victim and it could cost him the season.

 

Rams riding special teams roller-coaster- STLtoday.com

The Rams have definitely had their ups and downs this season in the special teams department.

 

What is the matter with Rams' Bradford? - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Mike Sando from ESPN tries to diagnose the problems Sam Bradford is having in his sophomore season.

 

Did Rams make right decision with Bradford over Suh?- STLtoday.com

Here's an interesting one: should the Rams have taken Ndamukong Suh instead of Bradford in the draft?

 

Lloyd is making an impact with Rams- STLtoday.com

Assessing the play of Brandon Lloyd since being traded from the Denver Broncos to the Rams.

 

San Francisco 49ers: 

49ers Vs. Cardinals, Injury Report: Tarell Brown Questionable - Niners Nation

A break down of the 49ers final injury report against the Arizona Cardinals

 

Beast From The East: 49ers D-Lineman Ray McDonald - Niners Nation

A good post about the performance of 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald in 2011.

 

For the record: How Harbaugh streak rates - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Jim Harbaugh is currently on a seven game winning streak as a rookie head coach in the NFL. Can he beat the record of 14 set by Colts coach Jim Caldwell in 2009?

 

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – SFGate.com " Well positioned: The stat that explains the 49ers’ 8-1 start

With the 25th ranked offense in the NFL, how is it that the 49ers currently sit at 8-1?

 

Matt & Mindi: Talking 49ers contracts- CSNBayArea

Matt Maiocco and Mindi Bach talk about which players the 49ers may consider offering contract extensions to, though they say that serious talks are unlikely to take place before the end of the season.