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Week 6 NFC West Roundup

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The Seattle Seahawks improve to 3-1 over their last 4 games and the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers continue to be terrible

Seattle Seahawks v Oakland Raiders
QB Russell Wilson led his Seattle Seahawks to a 27-3 win over the Oakland Raiders in London, England.
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With a win against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams (6-0) maintained their 3-game lead in the NFC West. While this is admittedly stupid, the “magic number” for them to clinch the division sits at 7. There is a chance, albeit slight, that the Rams have a chance to play for the NFC West title as early as November 11 against the Seattle Seahawks.

If you think that was as dumb as this article gets, wait until this first recap...

Seattle Seahawks 27, Oakland Raiders 3

Seahawks Leaders

Passing: Russell Wilson 17-23, 222 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT

Rushing: Chris Carson 14 carries, 59 yards

Receiving: Doug Baldwin 6 receptions, 91 yards

G’day mates! The Seahawks (3-3) put a proper smacking on the Raiders in Jolly Ol’ London town. While the locals may not be used to watching football played with hands, they didn’t need to worry about some complicated handegg match because the Raiders were bloody terrible. In fact, the Raiders probably could have made more progress using their feet, considering they only gained 169 meters for the entire game, or less than 2 football pitches. The Raiders taking a red-eye on Thursday was a lot like Brexit; poorly planned, a majority of people could tell you immediately that it’s a bad idea, and the old folks that had power did it anyway.

Next week for Seattle: BYE

Minnesota Vikings 27, Arizona Cardinals 17

Cardinals Leaders

Passing: Josh Rosen 21-31, 240 yards, 1 INT

Rushing: David Johnson 18 carries, 55 yards, 1 TD

Receiving: Christian Kirk 6 receptions 77 yards

While the team isn’t allowed to say it, winning games this season isn’t the most important thing to the Cardinals (1-5). While its unfortunate for aging superstars like Larry Fitzgerald, Josh Rosen’s development is the primary concern for the franchise if it hopes for sustained success in the future. Positive spin would be that Rosen didn’t completely wet the bed in a hostile Minnesota environment. Negative spin would be that he spearheaded an offense that went 0-12 on 3rd and 4th down. On the other side of the ball, the Cardinals were gashed by backup RB Latavius Murray, who ran for 155 yards on 24 carries.

Next week for Arizona: vs. Denver Broncos (2-4) on Thursday Night Football

Green Bay Packers 33, San Francisco 49ers 30

49ers Leaders

Passing: C.J. Beathard 16-23, 245 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

Rushing: Raheem Mostert 12 carries, 87 yards

Receiving: Marquise Goodwin 4 receptions, 126 yards, 2 TDs

The 49ers (1-5) fought in an up-and-down Monday Night Football game, seeing a deficit as large as 10 points and a lead as large as 7 before falling to a last-second field goal by the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers had a 7-point lead by the 2-minute warning, but was erased on the first play back from the break when QB Aaron Rodgers hit WR Davante Adams for a 16-yard touchdown. Tied at 30, the 49ers had the ball with a chance to win, following a great kick return and Packers penalty put them around midfield. However, Beathard was intercepted by DB Kevin King on a deep throw to Goodwin. Rodgers then orchestrated a drive from his own 10-yard line to set up a Mason Crosby field goal to win the game as time expired.

Next Week for San Francisco: vs. the Los Angeles Rams (6-0)