NFC West

After Week 1, it appeared this division would be up for grabs. Two weeks later and the Rams restored order.

Arizona Cardinals – Kyler Murray owners just keep riding the highs and lows of their mercurial quarterback. He put up the ball 58 times and tallied 314 scoreless yards. He remained in the pocket and that neutered the QB instead of getting out of the pocket and making the Rams defenders to play him. Marquise Brown had a huge day with 14 grabs for 140 yards and Greg Dortch is looking more and more like a weekly flex play. We’ll see what happens to him after DeAndre Hopkins returns.

Los Angeles RamsĀ – The Rams owned the Cards once again and maybe this is the game that ignites the fire in Cam Akers. He carried the ball 12 times to Darrell Henderson’s four, out-rushing him 61 yards to 17 and he got a touchdown too. However, just when you think you figured out the Rams, they’ll switch it up again. It was a quiet game for Cooper Kupp outside of his 20-yard jet sweep that he executed for his first career rushing touchdown. The score was a lot closer than it should have been.

San Francisco 49ers – If the Broncos played ugly for a win, what’s the Niners’ excuse for a loss? They gave up four sacks and coughed up the ball three times. Jimmy Garoppolo embarrassingly stepped out of bounds in his own end zone, giving the Broncos a safety and the points needed to win. We expected a defensive game but we’re not sure how the Niners looked this bad, and Trey Lance wasn’t even a part of it.

Seattle Seahawks – Seattle played one of the more entertaining games of the season, but unfortunately made Marcus Mariota look young again and Cordarrelle Peterson an All-Pro running back. They couldn’t stop the latter, on his way to 141 rushing yards. But what was encouraging was to see D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett look like fantasy flexes again. Geno Smith could be better, but he threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns. He’s is exceeding expectations.