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NFC West Roundup: Terrible 'Awfenses', Role Playing And Inside Inspirations

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Week nine of the NFL is only a day away and we are treated to an NFC West head-to-head matchup. The Rams will be flying out to Arizona to take on the Cardinals tomorrow in what will assuredly be a game full of mediocre play. The 49ers, meanwhile, will travel to our nation's capital to put a bruising on the Redskins, while the Seahawks travel to Jerry Jones' palace to play Tony Romo and the 'Boys. 

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

Seattle Seahawks


Playing beyond their years-

The Seahawks lead the league in the starting rookies category, but they are getting plenty of contributions from each one and building towards the future.

Seahawks | Tarvaris Jackson grades himself an 'F' so far as Seahawks QB | Seattle Times Newspaper

Tarvaris Jackson gives himself an 'F' during his stint with the Seahawks up to this point. He cites the team's 2-5 record as a part of that given grade.

Despite record, Carroll still has Tarvaris’ back | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

Eric Williams from The News Tribune fully expects the Seahawks to take a QB early in the 2012 draft, despite the support Tarvaris Jackson has received from coach Pete Carroll. Blog | Wednesday in Hawkville "

Some general Seahawks news, including injury updates, along with an interesting tidbit on touchdowns allowed during the second half this season. Curious? Click the link.

Assessing the Awfense - Field Gulls

Some tips on how the Seattle Seahawks can fix their 'awfense'.


San Francisco 49ers


San Francisco 49ers: Team-first Vernon Davis going home to play - San Jose Mercury News

49ers tight end Vernon Davis will bring unselfish attitude to Washington for game Sunday against the Redskins.

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – " What a rush: 49ers’ streak is longest in 18 years

The 49ers have not allowed a rushing touchdown during this entire season, the longest such streak through seven games in 18 years.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Willis doesn't care about tackle totals

Patrick Willis is fine with not breaking all the records in the NFL this year and having to play a lot more in coverage. He doesn't care what role he is forced to play, just as long as he is winning.

49ers Vs. Redskins: Will Daylight Savings Time Make Any Difference? - Niners Nation

A break down of the question of whether daylight savings time might help the 49ers as they travel east to face the Redskins.

49ers Vs. Redskins, Final Injury Report: Ray McDonald Listed As Doubtful - Niners Nation

An updated injury report for the 49ers-Redskins game.


St. Louis Rams:


 Sam Bradford Injury: Game Time Decision For Rams QB - Turf Show Times

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is getting closer to a return, but the team probably won't make a decision until Sunday.

Burwell: Jackson, not La Russa, inspired Rams

Steven Jackson brought inspiration to the Rams in their victory over the Saints. Will he be able to do the same against the Cards tomorrow?

Mark Clayton Status: St. Louis Rams WR Will Not Be Active This Week - Turf Show Times

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mark Clayton will not be activated from the PUP list this week. Will he be healthy in time to return this season?

Quinn Catching Up-

An update on the play of rookie defensive end, Robert Quinn.

Rams' evolving offense with Brandon Lloyd - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Injuries, additions and subtractions have really impacted the complexity and diversity of the Rams' offense.