Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The NFC West has shown up so far in Week 8.
Embattled 49ers left guard Chilo Rachal gets credit for an effective block on Frank Gore's 64-yard touchdown run against the Colts. The 49ers lead 7-0 even though left tackle Joe Staley remains sidelined by injury. Barry Sims is playing left tackle.
In Dallas, the Seahawks got their running game going better than anticipated. The quick passing game also worked well at times as Seattle moved toward a field goal and a 3-0 lead.
Even the Rams are leading, with Josh Brown hitting a 41-yard field goal.
The Cardinals are the only NFC West team not leading at this point. And they do not kick off for a few hours.
Update: The Cowboys just scored to take a lead. Oh, well. It was fun while it lasted.