Friday, September 28, 2012
2012 NFC West offense ranks thru Week 3
By Mike Sando
A periodic look at where NFC West offenses rank and potential areas to address:
- Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinal are averaging 2.8 yards per rushing attempt, down from 4.2 last season. That number figures to improve eventually, even with Beanie Wells out until Nov. 25. In the meantime, the team faces a Miami defense allowing 2.4 per attempt, tied for best in the NFL.
- St. Louis Rams: It's tough to pump up a team's red-zone touchdown percentage without reaching the red zone. The Rams had zero chances against Chicago in Week 3. That happened to them only once during their 2009 season, when the team went 1-15.
- San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers have four giveaways in three games. They had 10 in 16 games last season. They are even in turnover differential after going plus-28 last season.
- Seattle Seahawks: A No. 32 ranking in yards per pass attempt is one price for ranking so high in fewest giveaways. Seattle has only two.