The NFC West continues to change for the second week in a row as the Los Angeles Rams regain the top spot due to a bye week for the Week 5 NFC West champs, the Seahawks. With the Seahawks coming off a bye and the Rams and Cardinals heading to London, the division presses towards another week of interesting storylines.
1. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams are on top of the division again with a victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Led by two special teams touchdowns, the Rams offense activated chill-mode as Jared Goff barely eclipsed 100 net passing yards to a 27-17 victory. The Rams will look to start a new winning streak against the revived Arizona Cardinals at “home” in London.
2. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks dropped a spot with the bye as the Rams moved ahead in the win column. The Legion of Boom gets essentially a preseason game against the depleted New York Giants offense on Sunday but then have challenges in Deshaun Watson-DeAndre Hopkins and Kirk Cousins coming to visit Seattle afterwards. Look for Seattle to build on their two-game winning streak before getting tested with offensively strong teams.
3. Arizona Cardinals
After losing David Johnson the Cardinals offense started to struggle. With the trade for Adrian Peterson, the Cardinals found new offensive life, albeit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the offense picking back up, Arizona travels to London for an “away” game before their bye week.
Another week, another close battle for the 49ers. Unfortunately the 49ers have also gone through a whirlwind of emotion with Ezekiel Elliott being suspended, then not, and then again, and then not. With Dallas coming to town after a bye week, it’s fairly unlikely win number one comes this week. Turning to new rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard may be the smart thing to see what they have with the rookie from Iowa but does it really matter? Just a friendly reminder that the 49ers have lose their last four games by 2, 3 in OT, 3 in OT, and 2. That has to hurt.