All four teams of the NFC West Division won in week one. Can they do it again? If not, who will lose and how will the toughest division in the league look after Sunday? Lets’ see what the matchups look like.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams take on the Indianapolis Colts who are 0-1 after losing to the Seattle Seahawks in week one. They allowed 28 points on four passing touchdowns from Russell Wilson and the Colts scored only 16 points which was not enough to beat the Seahawks and shouldn’t be enough to beat the Rams.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers played their opener against the Detroit Lions and came out on top 41-33. The 49ers came away with a high scoring tally but also allowed 33 points to a team that many projected to be in the lowest tier coming into the season. In week two the 49ers play the Philadelphia Eagles who won their first matchup convincingly against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Cardinals came out firing in week one against the Tennessee Titans in a win 38-13. Kyler Murray was impressive and Chandler Jones came away with five sacks. In week two they’ll have the Minnesota Vikings who took a tough overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in week one.
The Seahawks look similar to the Rams now that both have elite quarterbacks and now that the Seattle offensive coordinator is Shane Waldron, fresh off a run under Sean McVay. After beating the Colts, they take on the Tennessee Titans in week two. The Titans were projected to be one of the best offenses with Derrick Henry, AJ Brown, and the addition of Julio Jones. But with a slow start, we’ll see if they pick it up in week two.
Can the division get a clean run with all four teams winning for a second week in a row? Or which teams will be 2-0? Which will be 1-1?
And now for today’s links:
Rams to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all home games beginning in Week 7 (NFL.com)
Rams promote Micah Kiser, Justin Lawler from practice squad for Week 2 (RamsWire)
Sean McVay sees no real comparison for Jalen Ramsey: ‘He’s kind of one-of-one’ (RamsWire)
Will Colts catch LA Rams looking past them to Week 3 matchup? (RamblinFan)
Browns’ Ronnie Harrison fined $12,128 for altercation with Chiefs coach Greg Lewis on sideline (NFL.com)
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson ‘not dwelling’ on 0-3 record vs. Chiefs ahead of Sunday night (NFL.com)
New Orleans Saints lose two more assistants for game vs. Carolina Panthers amid COVID-19 protocols (ESPN)
Las Vegas Raiders place QB Marcus Mariota on IR with quadriceps injury (ESPN)