An injury does what NFC West could not

There is no good time for one of the NFL's elite players to suffer a serious injury.

If the Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs had to endure a torn Achilles' tendon, however, the timing could have been more favorable for the NFC West.

Suggs collected five of his 14 sacks last season against NFC West teams. That included three sacks against the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving, and one apiece in games against Arizona and St. Louis.

Suggs set game highs with 13 tackles, including four for losses, during the Ravens' 30-27 victory over Arizona.

NFC West teams do not play the Ravens in 2012. The Ravens face the NFC East and AFC West as part of their scheduling rotation this year.