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NFC West Roundup: Intelligence Reports, Looking For A Little Luck And Depth Chart Movement

The preseason has officially come to a close. Every team in the NFC West won their game this week, including the Arizona Cardinals when they defeated the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. Week one of the regular season begins next Thursday, so every game from here on out will count towards something. 

Let's take a quick look around the NFC West to see what the Cardinals' opponents are up to. 

Seattle Seahawks:

Three things revisited: Seahawks-Raiders - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Mike Sando from ESPN takes a quick look back at some of the things he was looking for the Seahawks to do in their game against the Raiders on Friday night.

Seahawks Blog | Oh yeah, there is still that QB thing hanging out | Seattle Times Newspaper

Danny O'Neil from the Seattle Times tries to reassure everyone of the Tarvaris Jackson disaster that is unfolding in Emerald City. By the way, the best part of this column is the picture, great stuff.

Optimism Kills and I'm Livin' on the Edge - Field Gulls

A great post from Field Gulls looking at some of the bubble players on the Seattle Seahawks. Chris also compares some of the team's players to other NFL athletes. A must read, great writing.

Intelligence report: Seattle Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN

A bit of a preview on what to expect from the 2011 Seattle Seahawks. Here's a hint: they're gonna be bad.

Chat wrap: Andrew Luck questions already - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Here's a bit of a chat recap with Mike Sando. The best question lies towards the bottom, where an Arizona resident Seahawk fan is already jumping ship and asking about Seattle's possibilities of landing Luck. Good times. 



San Francisco 49ers:

Frank Gore's contract follows usual form - NFC West Blog - ESPN

A behind the scenes look at Frank Gore's new contract.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Harbaugh: Alex Smith to start, Hunter looks like a No. 2 tailback

More quarterback talk, this time coming out of the Bay Area. It seems that the 49ers are content with letting Alex Smith lead their team on the field during week one against the Seahawks. Alex Smith vs. Tarvaris Jackson: which one will make their team more irrelevant this season?

Three things revisited: 49ers-Chargers - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Sando takes a quick look back on the 49ers vs. Chargers game. He revisits three things he was going to be looking for in the game.

Intelligence report: San Francisco 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Similar to what he did for the Seahawks, Sando puts out an, "intelligence report," on the San Francisco 49ers.

Final 49ers 53-Man Roster Projection - Niners Nation

The cuts for the 49ers have not been made yet, so Fooch over at Niners Nation decided to put this post together, speculating which players will stay and which will go.



St. Louis Rams:

 Intelligence report: St. Louis Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The intelligence report on the St. Louis Rams from Sando. Take a look at the fourth point because I think that is what sinks the Rams this season and allows the Cardinals to take the division. That is a tough stretch for a young quarterback to endure. 

Rams end preseason perfectly

Thaddeus Lewis, much like Richard Bartel, could be on the move up the quarterback depth chart.

Three things revisited: Rams-Jaguars - NFC West Blog - ESPN

How did the Rams fare against the Jaguars? Let's find out.

 Donnie Avery: Positive impression so far - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Donnie Avery is making a lasting impression on the St. Louis Rams' front office.

 NFL roster cuts: Rams cut seven, twenty more to go - Turf Show Times

The St. Louis Rams made another round of roster cuts today. Which players were sent packing?