San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks Controlling NFC West Division

By John Ware

The NFC West division has not disappointed this season. This division is close at the top with the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers in first and second place respectively, and the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams are in third and fourth place to round out the rest of a division.  The 49ers are on the Seahawks’ tails for the division lead and are on a bye in Week 9.  The top two division leaders have one more head to head match-up this season at Candlestick Park in Week 14.  This game may be for the division lead once it comes around in the month of December.

In head to head match-ups this season, the majority of the games have been close.  And these games have been rough and physical to say the least.  Even when a game has been a blowout, hard hits made the soundtrack of that particular game.  Either the 49ers or the Seahawks will win this division with the second place team having a wildcard spot with the legit potential to go far into the playoffs.

The Cardinals are still a quarterback, running game and some offensive linemen away from challenging for the divisional title.  Their defense is where it needs to be, but it cannot wait too much longer.

The Rams have a talented and injured quarterback in Sam Bradford, but he does not have any quality weapons to work with.  He needs to hope and pray that his team gets him some quality players when he comes back for next season.

John Ware is a San Francisco 49ers writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @OutermindMedia, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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