NFC West has a day to forget

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The march towards the first  sub-.500 playoff team continued in the NFC West on Sunday.

The four teams lost by a combined score of 120-49.

Seattle stayed in first place at 5-5 and remains in great position to take the division.  They had the best showing of the day, “only” losing 34-19 in New Orleans.

San Francisco was shut out at home, while the Cardinals lost their fifth straight game by a score of 31-13 in Kansas City.  Both teams are 3-7 and amazingly remain alive for a playoff spot since seven wins could wind up being enough in the NFC West.  The two face next Monday night in one of the worst primetime games in memory.  That’s close to an elimination game.

The Rams fell to 4-6 after a 34-17 loss to the Falcons that was closer than the score indicated.  St. Louis’ next three games are on the road and they haven’t won on the road all season.

While a seven win team could take the NFC West, it’s worth noting that a 7-3 team in the NFC wouldn’t make the playoffs if the season ended today.

Thankfully, we have six more Sundays left.

20 responses to “NFC West has a day to forget

  1. As a resident of AZ, it makes my ears bleed to listen to talk radio out here talk about the “positives” from the Cardinals games every week and how they have a shot to win the division and make the playoffs at 3-7. I’m so sick of it. My friends are Cardinals fans and they even admit they suck. Good thing I’m a Ravens fan….oh wait, all our fans bitch and moan about Flacco even though we’re 7-3.

  2. Hey NFC West fans, keep your heads up. One of these terrible teams is going to make the playoffs. Maybe if they’re lucky they can make it to the Super Bowl, giving you the chance to piss and moan about the officiating when your terrible NFC West team inevitably loses. Good times!

  3. Your Sunday evening mix of Rosenerrors, courtesy of Manbearpig:

    “it’s worth noting there will already by six seven win teams in the NFC after the Sunday Night game is over.”

    Self explanatory.

    “The two face next Monday night in one of the worst primetime games in memory.”

    So the Cardinals and 49ers play against Monday night? Who is on Monday night’s team?

  4. @ iselldrugstoandyreidskids says:

    Did you watch the game? Troy Smith had no time to throw because of the offensive line. Any basic football fan knows that.

  5. My RAMS played Atlanta close in the 1st half….then reality took over. Damn, this lost blows….But what lost doesn’t?

  6. Almost every year there’s a crappy division.

    Makes being the top Wildcard team even more attractive, since they’ll be playing one of these teams in the opening round.

  7. Week 17 Rams (6-9) vs. Seahawks (7-8) with the winner being Division Champs. It’s going to happen.

  8. I am a firm believer that football should have a playoff set up like the NBA. To see teams who a are horrible and get into the playoffs with 7-9 records while 10-6 or 11-5 teams miss out is just rediculous. I am a Ravens fan and I see the cluster of teams that are currently there, and some very good tema at that, and knowing some may not make it with an 11-5 record is criminal. All you have to do is win your division with a 9-7 record and a 10-6 team could be left out is asssinine. It needs to be fixed. I think the Ravens will be 11-5 and I have a feeling they may be left out. This to me is a travisty and to those who aren’t Ravens fans, I’m not crying, your team may be in the same boat.

  9. Good argument for getting rid of divisions, but if that ever occurred, then why even have conferences? The same argument could be made for getting rid of conferences too.

    The system isn’t perfect the way it is…but it’s as perfect as it’s ever gonna get.

  10. Your Sunday evening mix of “look at this jackass”, courtesy of OneBadAce:

    That IS worth noting, so I don’t see how that’s self explanatory. You must be obtuse.

    Wow, picking bones to look like a complete moron. Anyone with common sense, which you can google if neccessary, knows what he’s referring to.

    Also, if you were trying to make a valid point with that sentence as it is, then it would have had to been worded: “The two next face Monday night…” not “The two face next Monday night…”, but again, no one really cares because they understand what was being said. Sorry if you have to be spoon fed like a jabroni.

  11. @onebadace:

    Manbearpig’s post may have been a little douchey, but most of us were able to “understand what was beig said” by him.

    His point was that it shouldn’t be too much to ask of someone who is being paid to write for a living to proof read his work.

    Sorry if you have to be spoon fed like a jabroni.

  12. “I am a firm believer that football should have a playoff set up like the NBA.”

    I’m sorry, but in the NBA, teams with losing records routinely make the playoffs, as half the league makes it. This won’t be any worse. If the NFC West winner is 8-8, they’ll have a better winning percentage than at least 1 or 2 NBA teams that make their playoffs.

    That being said, this is still one of the most pathetic divisions in professional sports.

  13. @realitypolice

    Oh yeah? Well if you actually read what he was referring to, you’d see there’s nothing to proofread from the exerpts he’s chosen. He’s just complaining, and much like you, he doesn’t get it. But I’m glad you think you understand. Learn to spell, jabroni.

  14. “My RAMS played Atlanta close in the 1st half….then reality took over. Damn, this lost blows….But what lost doesn’t?”

    Are you watching the TV show “Lost” or is your grasp of the English language really that pathetic? Is the public schooling system really that bad in St. Louis?

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