If the Rams own the Cards, the daddy in this division must be the 49ers, right? They won their 7th straight regular season game over the Rams and for the first time this season, resembled the team that went to the 2021 NFC Championship game. Leave it to Sean McVay to get the best out of the 49ers.
Arizona Cardinals – A great game if you’re a Kyler Murray owner, Marquise Brown and Zach Ertz too. If you have James Conner, it’s another game script that passes your player by. Greg Dortch got a raw deal with Rondale Moore returning to the fold. Moore got 59 snaps as compared to Dortch’s 25. Compare Moore’s three catches for 11 scoreless yards to what Dortch brought to the table in Weeks 1-3 (20 receptions, 23 targets).
Los Angeles Rams – 4 Weeks in and the Rams’ weaknesses on offense keep creeping up. The offensive line is bad, which in turn means the run game is poor and Matthew Stafford only trusts Cooper Kupp (14 receptions 122 yards) and Tyler Higbee (10 receptions for 73 yards). Allen Robinson was a distant third on the team in targets with six and only brought in two for catches for seven scoreless yards. By the way, when the Rams struggle, they ditch Cam Akers for Darrell Henderson.
San Francisco 49ers – Jimmy Garoppolo played it safe, the offensive line held the lanes open and their QB upright, and Jeff Wilson ran the ball well. The only other offensive weapon they had was Deebo Samuel, who turned in his first WR1 worthy game of the year.
Seattle Seahawks – OK, did anyone think Seattle had 48 points in them? Geno Smith is exceeding expectations of him and is very comfortable as the Seahawks’ starter. No one should expect him to pour in 320 yards and two touchdowns every week, but Smith drove the Seahawks to score every time and applied pressure to Detroit. Both D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett got their points in the same game, finally, and Rashaad Penny had the Matchup of the Week.