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NFC West Roundup: Going Against The Curve, Red Zone Struggles And Shutting Sam Down

The season is winding down and the NFC West crown has already been claimed by the San Francisco 49ers. However, both the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals still have a shot at grabbing a wildcard spot and fighting their way into the postseason. It might even come down to the week 17 game between Seattle and Arizona... who knows?

Anyhow, if they even want to get to that point with the possibility still standing, they will need to win this week. Let's take a look around the NFC West at some injury news and other important things we should keep in mind.

Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Vs Bears Injury Report: Robert Gallery "Good to Go" - Field Gulls

The Seahawks released their final injury report after practice on Friday and relatively speaking, it's not too shabby. They play in Chicago against the Bears on Sunday.

Seahawks need to win and hope | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

Some interesting statistics and thoughts about the Seahawks' possibility of making the playoffs.

Hard-nosed Seahawks bucking NFL's passing trend - Seattle Times Newspaper

With the NFL living in a past first world, it is somewhat odd to see the Seahawks run the ball as much as they do. Fortunately for them, it seems to be working.

K.J. Wright making Curry trade right move - Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

Maybe getting rid of Aaron Curry wasn't such a bad idea. K.J. Wright has really played well for Seattle at linebacker.

Some Fractured Thoughts on Seahawks' GM John Schneider - Field Gulls

Here's a few thoughts on Seahawks GM John Schneider and how he is trying to build a winning franchise in Seattle.

San Francisco 49ers:

49ers Vs. Steelers Injury Report: Ben Roethlisberger Returns To Practice - Niners Nation

Some injury news regarding the Monday Night Football game between the 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Larry Grant Fined For Hit To The Knee: What Do You Think? - Niners Nation

49ers linebacker Larry Grant's hit on John Skelton last week caused him to incur a $15,000 fine from the league. Was the penalty even justified?

Alex Smith, Jim Harbaugh Discuss 49ers' Red Zone Woes - Niners Nation

A breakdown of Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith's comments about the 49ers red zone struggles.

Video: Turning field goals into touchdowns - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Some interesting numbers regarding the struggles of the 49ers in the red zone.

What to make of 49ers' stadium deal-

Some news regarding the new stadium that the 49ers are planning on building. All in all, it looks like it will cost taxpayers around $850 million.

St. Louis Rams:

McDaniels' situation and the Rams' future - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Could Rams offensive coordinator be replacing Todd Haley as head coach of the Chiefs next season?

Vikings pressuring Rams for No. 2 pick - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The Rams are currently in a battle for the #2 overall pick with the Minnesota Vikings.

Sam Bradford Injury: Rams QB Is Doubtful For Week 15 - Turf Show Times

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is likely to sit out this week. How will the Rams do with Kellen Clemens at QB? Also, here's some other injury news for the Rams for their game against the Bengals.

Should Rams shut down Bradford for season?-

Even more people are beginning to question whether or not Sam Bradford should be placed on IR.

Burwell: Firing the coach could be a mistake-

Are the Rams really better off if they decide to fire Steve Spagnuolo after the season?