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NFC West Roundup: Pass-Happy Teams, PB&J And Quarterbacks Performing Under Pressure

While we wait for an official diagnosis on Ryan Williams (it's not going to be good) let's take a look at what our NFC West opponents are up to. The rest of the NFC West teams play tonight, so seeing how their teams perform could start giving us an idea on who's ahead in the Andrew Luck race. 

Here is your NFC West Roundup.

 

St. Louis Rams:

Faulk likes McDaniels-Bradford pairing - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Marshall Faulk is one of the great all-time St. Louis Rams running backs who still works very closely with the team today. Mike Sando from ESPN sat down and talked to him about his thoughts on the offense Josh McDaniels will be installing and how Sam Bradford will adjust to it.

Not just a chip on this receiver's shoulder - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Mike Sims-Walker of the Rams was basically unwanted by his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now he is out to prove to them that he was worth a contract extension.

St. Louis Rams – Blog | Sims-Walker Back to Work "

An update on the Rams injury situation.

 Chat wrap: 'Gunslinger' mentality at QB? - NFC West Blog - ESPN

A chat with Sando including the possibility of the Rams keeping 7 wide receivers on the roster for the regular season. The more weapons for Sam Bradford, the better.

On the Rams' potential pass-happiness - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Will the Rams be a pass-happy team? Click the link and find out. 

 

San Francisco 49ers:

Ranking All 32 NFL Starting Quarterbacks: Where Does Alex Smith Fit In? - Niners Nation

A look at how Niners Nation would rank all 32 NFL quarterbacks. It'll give you a good laugh (hint: they have Alex Smith ahead of Kevin Kolb, Matt Cassel and David Garrard).

49ers-Raiders Injury Update: Shawntae Spencer, Carlos Rogers Unlikely To Play? - Niners Nation

An injury update for the San Francisco 49ers before they take on the Raiders tonight at Candlestick Park.

 On Braylon Edwards' ability to get deep - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Sando discusses how Vernon Davis won't be the only deep threat in San Francisco anymore.

 Crabtree and Edwards like Peanut Butter and Jelly - Niners Nation

A little bit of a look at how Michael Crabtree and Braylon Edwards could operate together once Crabtree is off the PUP list.

 

Seattle Seahawks:

 QBR: Warner, Hasselbeck and playoffs - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Sando digs into the stats to see how Kurt Warner and Matt Hasselbeck faired during playoff performances by looking at their QBR's. We know Kurt was a performer during the big moments, but it is surprising to see that Hasselbeck wasn't too shabby himself.

On the Seahawks' pass-rushing prospects - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Some pass-rushing stats from Sando about the Seattle Seahawks. As you will see, a lot of their sacks come from the secondary and defensive backs.

Seahawks Blog | Russell Okung back at practice to a limited extent | Seattle Times Newspaper

While Russell Okung recovers from an ankle injury, Tyler Polumbus will be taking over as the starting left tackle. I have the feeling it's going to be a long year for Seattle.

Camp over, and Okung still weeks away | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

A complete injury update for the Seahawks.