NFC West in for wild stretch run

Published on December 13, 2010 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

The Seahawks had a chance to take a step forward in the NFC West.

Instead, the division leaders each took a step back as the Rams lost in New Orleans and the Seahawks were beaten in San Francisco.

“We had a chance to separate right here,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We didn’t get it done.”

Not even close. Seattle trailed by 33 points at one point during a loss so grim that as soon as it was over, players tried to make sure into bleed over into next week.

“Season is not over,” fullback Michael Robinson said. “We definitely can’t approach it like it is.”

After all the Seahawks are still tied for first place in the division. “That doesn’t mean much,” Robinson said.

Not right now. The four teams in the NFC West separated by two games in the standings, none of them currently have a winning record.

“It’s the West man,” Robinson said. “The wild, wild West.”

That’s one word for it. Confusing is another one. San Francisco (5-8) now stands one game behind the division leaders with a very reasonable chance at reaching the playoffs. There are too many different permutations to start labeling favorites, but here’s a breakdown.

Seattle (6-7)

Remaining home games: 2.

Date Opponent

Sunday vs. Falcons (11-1)

Dec. 26 at Buccaneers (8-5)

Jan. 2 vs. Rams (6-7)

Combined record of remaining opponents: 25-14

Division record: 3-2.

The Seahawks have the best conference record of any team in the division, but they also have the toughest remaining schedule with a home game against Atlanta, which is an NFC-best 11-2 and a road game at Tampa Bay, which is 8-5.

St. Louis (6-7)

Remaining home games: 2.

Date Opponent

Sunday vs. Chiefs (8-5)

Dec. 26 vs. 49ers (5-8)

Jan. 2 at Seahawks (6-7)

Combined record of remaining opponents: 19-20

Division record: 2-2.

The Rams host the Kansas City Chiefs next week, a game where Matt Cassel’s status will be the primary question after the Chiefs quarterback had his appendix removed last week. St. Louis plays San Francisco in two weeks and if the 49ers were to win that game, they would have a head-to-head tie-breaker advantage should the two teams finish tied.

San Francisco (5-8)

Remaining home games: 1.

Date Opponent

Thursday at Chargers (7-6)

Dec. 26 at Rams (6-7)

Jan. 2 vs. Cardinals (3-9)

Combined record of remaining opponents: 17-22.

Division record: 3-1.

The 49ers have the best division record with two NFC West games still to play. Their game in St. Louis two weeks from now could be crucial in providing a tiebreaker advantage over the Rams and ensuring that they would finish with at least four wins in the division.

Arizona (4-9)

Remaining home games: 1.

Date Opponent

Sunday at Panthers (1-12)

Dec. 25 vs. Cowboys (4-8)

Jan. 2 at 49ers (5-8)

Combined record of remaining opponents: 10-28

Division record: 1-4.

The last-place Cardinals have by far the easiest schedule in the division, but they are two games back and have a record of 1-4 in the division, which makes it unlikely they would prevail in any tie-breaker scenarios.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

140506udfa600

The Seahawks have been very good to rookie free agents

Despite having one of the best and deepest rosters in the NFL, the Seahawks have become a good ...
140505donald600

Where does Aaron Donald fit in first round of NFL Draft?

Aaron Donald did all the right things at the University of Pittsburgh, but the undersized defensive tackle needs ...
Untitled

Golden Tate Cheating With Russell Wilson’s Wife?

Some of you will read this post and say no way, but yes it's true and i have ...
140501clowney600

Mike Mayock can see Seahawks trading down in first round of NFL Draft

The Seahawks hold the last pick in the first round of next week’s NFL Draft, and analyst Mike ...
140502suafilo600

Do Seahawks have designs on building blocks in NFL Draft?

The Seahawks could go in just about any direction with the 32nd pick in the first round of ...
kveTl.AuSt.5

Family tragedies fuel Seahawks running back Robert Turbin

Sitting alone with both elbows on the table and hands folded, Robert Turbin waited. The Seattle Seahawks’ backup running ...
140430schneider600

This NFL draft is very different, but John Schneider’s approach isn’t

John Schneider has been involved in the NFL Draft for two decades and admits that he even dreamed ...
1c4jGw.AuSt.5

Earl Thomas reaches long-term extension with Seahawks

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported Thomas’ extension. The extension will make Thomas the highest-paid safety in ...

Shop for Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Merchandise at NFLShop.com

Shop for Conference Champs and Super Bowl XLVIII Match Up Merchandise at NFLShop.com

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz