NFC West stock watch: rising

December, 22, 2008
12/22/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

1. Isaac Bruce, WR, 49ers. Reached 1,000 career receptions in the most meaningful way, helping his team win.

2. Mike Singletary, head coach, 49ers. A loss to the Rams might have downgraded his resume. The narrow escape can only help.

3. Mike Holmgren, head coach, Seahawks. Two consecutive victories takes some of the sour taste from a disappointing season.

4. Josh Wilson, CB, Seahawks. Two interceptions and a sack against the Jets make him an easy choice to start in 2009.

5. Shaun Hill, QB, 49ers. Admittedly horrible most of the game, Hill survived an attempted benching to lead an improbable comeback.

6. Maurice Morris, RB, Seahawks. A free agent after the season, Morris enhanced his credentials by running effectively between the tackles.

7. Michael Lewis, S, 49ers. Thirteen tackles, two for loss, and two passes defensed.

8. Tarell Brown, CB, 49ers. Picked off a pass in 49ers' victory.

9. Steven Jackson, RB, Rams. Topped 100 yards rushing against the 49ers.

10. Ron Bartell, CB, Rams. His emergence late in the season helps offset Tye Hill's struggles and ultimate placement on injured reserve.

11. Mike Solari, offensive line coach, Seahawks. Run blocking was effective even though Seattle was without all five opening-day starters up front.

12. Pisa Tinoisamoa, LB, Rams. Nine tackles and two sacks reflected another strong showing, albeit in defeat.

Who is missing? Anyone on this list undeservingly? Update: We continue with a few additions at your request.

13. Darryl Tapp, DE, Seahawks. Finished with 1.5 sacks against the Jets.

14. Oshiomogho Atogwe, S, Rams. One interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for the ball-hawking safety.

15. Brandon Mebane, DT, Seahawks. Finished with one-half sack and four quarterback hits while helping limit the Jets to a field goal.

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