Cardinals remain undefeated, atop NFC West; Seahawks alone in last place

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After six weeks of the NFL season, the NFC West appears more and more to be a two-team race. Two teams, the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams, keep on winning, while the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are both below .500.

After six weeks, here are the standings in the NFC West.

  1. Arizona Cardinals, 6-0 (2-0 in division)

  2. Los Angeles Rams, 5-1 (1-1 in division)

  3. San Francisco 49ers, 2-3 (0-2 in division)

  4. Settle Seahawks, 2-4 (1-1 in division)

Let’s look back at Week 6 for each team and what is coming up in Week 7.

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Arizona Cardinals

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The Cardinals overcame multiple losses due to positive tests for COVID-19 and dominated the Cleveland Browns, beating them 37-14 on the road. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury missed the game because of a positive test and three defenders — linebacker Chandler Jones and defensive linemen Zach Allen and Corey Peters — landed on the COVID list.

Quarterback Kyler Murray threw four touchdown passes and the defense sacked Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield five times, forced three turnovers and held the Browns to 3-for-10 on third down and 1-for-4 on fourth down, giving them seven fourth-down stops in their last two games.

The Cardinals return home in Week 7 to face the 1-5 Houston Texans, who have lost five straight games.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams kept pace with the Cardinals with a 38-11 win over the New York Giants. Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw four touchdown passes in the win and receiver Cooper Kupp had nine catches for 130 yards and two scores.

Defensively, the Rams intercepted Daniel Jones three times and sacked him four times.

The Rams have what should be an easier game in Week 7. They return home to host the 0-6 Detroit Lions, Stafford’s former team.

San Francisco 49ers

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The 49ers were on their bye week so they did not win or lose.

With the loss by the Seahawks, they are no longer in last place.

They are at home in Week 7, hosting the 2-4 Indianapolis Colts in the Sunday night game.

Seattle Seahawks

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The Seahawks played their first game without Russell Wilson in the lineup for the first time since 2011.

Geno Smith got his first start since 2017 and rallied the Seahawks from down 14-0 at halftime to force overtime. However, Smith fumbled in the overtime period and the Steelers got a game-winning 37-yard field goal for a 23-20 win, sending the Seahawks to their second loss in a row.

Smith had 209 passing yards and a touchdown. Running back Alex Collins, starting in place of the injured Chris Carson, had 101 rushing yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The Seahawks are at home in Week 7 and take on the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.

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