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Week 3 NFC West Roundup

A look around the West as we approach the quarter mark of the 2019 season

New Orleans Saints v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

Another week is in the books, and the Los Angeles Rams find themselves atop the NFC West with a perfect 3-0 record, having held off the Cleveland Browns on Sunday Night Football in Week 3. But they’ve got company...

Obviously, everyone is looking at the San Francisco 49ers, who also find themselves with an unblemished record and averaging 32 points per game. They’re sitting Week 4 out with a very early bye, so a Rams’ victory next Sunday (against Tampa Bay) would put them alone atop the division.

But despite the hype surrounding San Francisco, and there’s been plenty of it, they’ve played a pretty soft schedule: at Buccaneers (1-2), at Bengals (0-3), and vs. Steelers (0-3) who were obviously without starting QB Ben Roethlisberger.

But a wins a win, and the 49ers have three of them. They’ll host the Browns on Monday Night Football in Week 5, so it’s possible - assuming the Rams can take care of business against the Bucs and Seahawks - that when these two teams meet in Week 6 we’re seeing one hand the other their first loss of the year.

The Seahawks coughed up a big one this week, losing to the Saints at the Clink by a score of 33-27. The only way I would’ve anticipated a home loss would’ve been if Drew Brees was quarterbacking...and that just wasn’t the case. Tough loss, but at 2-1 and still very early in the year, the Seahawks will look to bounce back in what looks to be a very competitive NFC West division. What better way to do so then to take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4!

The Cardinals (0-2-1) are bad. I don’t need a crystal ball to tell you that they’re going to be 0-3-1 by this time next week. Poor Cardinals.