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.
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Tarvaris Jackson's game has major flaws, but when the flow and protection are right, timing and accuracy are not a problem.
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?
Could the Seahawks find themselves passing the ball more against the Rams given all the injuries the Rams have suffered in the secondary?
Offensive linemen James Carpenter and John Moffitt have been lost to season ending injuries.
Newcomer Heath Farwell has added a whole new dimension to the special teams play of the Seahawks.
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.
The Rams have definitely had their ups and downs this season in the special teams department.
Mike Sando from ESPN tries to diagnose the problems Sam Bradford is having in his sophomore season.
Here's an interesting one: should the Rams have taken Ndamukong Suh instead of Bradford in the draft?
Assessing the play of Brandon Lloyd since being traded from the Denver Broncos to the Rams.
San Francisco 49ers:
A break down of the 49ers final injury report against the Arizona Cardinals
A good post about the performance of 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald in 2011.
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?
With the 25th ranked offense in the NFL, how is it that the 49ers currently sit at 8-1?
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.