NFC West stock watch: falling

November, 4, 2008
11/04/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

1. Edgerrin James, RB, Cardinals. James wasn't lying about the Cardinals phasing him out of their offense. The team didn't even play James against the Rams.

2. Steven Jackson, RB, Rams. Coach Jim Haslett thought Jackson would be ready to do more in Week 9. Jackson, slowed by a thigh injury, struggled and even dropped two passes.

3. Seneca Wallace, QB, Seahawks. Wallace isn't to blame for poor pass protection or dropped passes, but his game management was poor against the Eagles.

4. John Carlson, TE, Seahawks. His dropped pass on third down killed one of the Seahawks' only promising drives against the Eagles.

5. Deuce Lutui, RG, Cardinals. Two more penalties didn't help. Lutui does some good things, but regular lapses make him unreliable.

6. Marc Bulger, QB, Rams. Jackson's injury comes at the wrong time for Bulger. He needs help from the ground game.

7. Donnie Avery, WR, Rams. The rookie isn't going to make big plays every week. That was clear against the Cardinals.

8. Mike Holmgren, head coach, Seahawks. There's no denying it any longer. Holmgren's final season with the Seahawks has become a lost cause.

9. Keary Colbert, WR, Seahawks. He couldn't hold on after getting his hands on the football for a potential long touchdown pass against the Eagles. Colbert remains a non-factor after Seattle traded a conditional draft choice for him.

10. Entire offensive line, Rams. Even Orlando Pace had problems against the Cardinals when Chike Okeafor blew past him for a shot on Bulger.

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