Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Around the NFC West: Where divisions sits
By Mike Sando
The San Francisco 49ers have won their last two games and four of five. They are 6-2 overall.
The rest of the NFC West is slipping at the midpoint.
Arizona has lost its last four, including a 24-3 decision against the 49ers on Monday night. St. Louis has lost its last three, including a 45-7 blowout to New England on Sunday. Seattle has lost its last two, both on the road against 2011 playoff teams.
Overall, the NFC West has posted a 1-3 record in each of the past three weeks.
Seattle's victory over New England was the only NFC West victory in Week 6. The 49ers have posted the only NFC West victories in the past two weeks. Both came against division opponents.
Teams from the NFC West are now 12-10 against teams from other divisions. San Francisco, Arizona and Seattle are a combined 11-5 in those games. The Rams are 1-5 in them.
Together, NFC West teams are 1-0 against the NFC South, 3-1 against the NFC East, 5-3 against the AFC East and 3-6 against the NFC North.
The non-division record figures to slip further when Arizona visits Green Bay and Atlanta for its next two games.
Seattle will be favored at home against Minnesota and the New York Jets over the same span, however.