Long day of waiting for NFC West fans

ST. LOUIS -- The NFC West is the only division without an early game Sunday.

The San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals-St. Louis Rams games both kick off at 4:15 p.m. ET, the latest available afternoon slot.

Barring overtime, every AFC South and NFC South team will have likely concluded its Week 1 game before NFC West teams kick off. Three of four teams in the NFC North, AFC East and AFC North likely will have finished.

Alas, the offseason lasts a little longer around here.