2012 NFC West defense ranks thru Week 3

A periodic look at where NFC West defenses rank and potential areas to address:

  • Arizona Cardinals: No complaints here after holding Tom Brady to 18 points and Michael Vick to seven.

  • St. Louis Rams: Chris Long collected two sacks against Chicago, but the overall production has lagged. That needs to change with two home games coming up.

  • San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers opponents have scored touchdowns on all five trips inside the red zone. That is stunning. San Francisco' allowed its fifth red zone touchdown in Week 6 last season.

  • Seattle Seahawks: While the Seahawks limited Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers to 19 points, they watched those QBs combine to convert 14 of 28 times on third down.

2012 NFC West Defensive Rankings: Thru Week 3