What's next in the path back to playoff contention for San Francisco and Los Angeles? Big upcoming decisions -- and patience. Here are five offseason moves that would improve every NFC West team.
Despite finishing this season with a losing record, the Arizona Cardinals are looking for a strong finish. The Cardinals (6-8-1) have a chance to head into the offseason with back-to-back wins. The Cardinals can also end the season with a 4-1-1 record against NFC West opponents with a win on Sunday
The NFC West champion Seahawks lost their grip on the conference's No. 2 seed with Sunday's dramatic loss to the Cardinals. Here's what we learned from Arizona's 34-31 victory.
In each of the previous seven meetings between Seattle and Arizona, there's been meaning for both teams within the context of the division race or the NFC playoff picture. Seattle (9-4-1) has already wrapped up the NFC West title, guaranteeing at least one home playoff game. The significance for
With the NFC West division title already clinched, the Seattle Seahawks (9-4-1) will focus on securing one of the conference's two first-round byes in the playoffs when they host the Arizona Cardinals (5-8-1) on Saturday as solid home favorites...
The Seattle Seahawks kicked off Week 15 by securing another NFC West title. Three more teams can clinch division crowns while three others have a chance to earn a playoff berth.
The Seattle Seahawks topped the Los Angeles Rams 24-3 on Thursday night to clinch the NFC West, but cornerback Richard Sherman wasn't all smiles before or during the game...
Seattle has no Earl Thomas, no running game and no consistency, but Thursday's win gives it the NFC West title and a chance for another playoff run.
The Seattle Seahawks claimed the NFC West title with a 24-3 dismissal of the Los Angeles Rams on the Week 15 edition of Thursday Night Football . From a power rankings standpoint, little changes after the week's first game...
The Seattle Seahawks won another NFC West crown with a win over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night thanks in large part to stellar play from linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.
Yahoo Sports takes a look at the morning's top stories including Seattle thumping the Rams and the "King" returns for the Rangers.
Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks clinched the NFC West Division title with a 24-3 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks used an intensive pass rush and some big second half plays to rout the Rams, who fired their head coach Jeff Fisher three days
The Los Angeles Rams fired Jeff Fisher on Sunday, just four days before their Thursday night matchup in Seattle against their NFC West rival, the Seahawks. It wasn't a lot of time for interim coach John Fassel to work miracles, and it's unlikely anyone was expecting one on such short notice. The No
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are once again handing out decisive victories over top teams, and they are hoping to jump to the top of the NFC North. Green Bay (7-6) wiped out NFC West leader Seattle last week, intercepting Russell Wilson five times in a 38-10 romp, and will try to keep rolling
The John Fassel era is off to a tough start, as the Los Angeles Rams were soundly beaten by the Seattle Seahawks 24-3 on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field. With the win, Seattle clinched the NFC West title for the fourth time since 2010...
For the fifth consecutive season, the Seattle Seahawks are going to the postseason after clinching the NFC West with a 24-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday...
Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Tyler Lockett had 130 yards receiving and a score, and the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West title with a 24-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Seattle claimed its third NFC West title in four seasons, assuring itself of at least one home
The Seattle Seahawks are heading back to the playoffs after claiming their third division crown in four seasons with a victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.
For all of their wild inconsistency this season, the path is straightforward for the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle can wrap up its third NFC West title in the past four seasons with a win over the listless Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. At this point, the Seahawks clinching the division title is a
Despite that ugly loss at Green Bay last weekend, the Seattle Seahawks are in strong position to secure the NFC West crown Thursday night.
Another terrific week of NFL action is nearly upon us. On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks will kick off Week 15 in a heated NFC West grudge match...
We're now another week closer to the end of the 2016 NFL regular season. On Thursday night, the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams will kick off Week 15. With a win on Thursday, the Seahawks can lock up the NFC West title...
The Week 15 NFL schedule kicks off Thursday in Seattle where the 8-4-1 Seahawks host the NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams. Both teams are coming off devastating Week 14 losses. The Seahawks lost to a hot Green Bay Packers squad 38-10, while the Rams got booed out of the Los Angeles Coliseum in their 42-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Russell Wilson threw two touchdowns and rushed for one of his own as the Seattle Seahawks held on to claim a 31-25 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Wilson connected with 20 of 26 passes for 282 yards to improve the Seahawks to 5-2-1 at the top of the NFC West before a record home crowd of 69,084 at CenturyLink
Like defense? Then Sunday's Rams-Panthers tilt was for you. Carolina staved off a rugged LA pass rush to forge a 13-10 win over a Rams club clinging for life in the NFC West. Here's what we learned.
Sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks combined for four field goals during Sunday night's 6-6 tie, but the NFC West showdown was more about the missed kicks than the makes...
In other words: Chicago Bears, please quit ruining our night games. A 4-3 record with a win in hand against the best team in the NFC West would be a lot different than 3-4 and trailing the Seahawks by three in the loss column. The Seahawks might be the better team, but the Cardinals have the urgency
Coach Bruce Arians has accomplished a lot in his three seasons with the Cardinals. Cornerback Patrick Peterson brought it up in the locker room moments after Arizona's 28-3 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night.
Using a healthy dose of David Johnson, the Arizona Cardinals seemed to have righted their listing ship, just in time for a critical NFC West showdown with Seattle. The Cardinals' methodical 28-3 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night lifted them to 3-3. First up is a Sunday night home game
Last year, the Arizona Cardinals won 13 games, propelled to the NFC West title by one of the NFL 's most prolific passing attacks. In 2016, quarterback Carson Palmer and the passing game has struggled...
The San Francisco 49ers fell to 1-4 on Thursday night after a 33-21 loss to their NFC West rivals, the Cardinals, and once again starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert had a poor outing. Gabbert was 18-of-31 for 162 yards, one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown, and two interceptions. Gabbert has
The Rams improved to 3-1 with their 17-13 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday, their best start since 2006, when they won four of their first five. After playing three of their first four games on the road, they go back to Los Angeles tied with Seattle for first in the NFC West. ''It's
Looking at the NFC West standings right now makes you test the amount of time eyes can be rubbed before there's a reaction of some kind. You look, and nothing seems real...
The Los Angeles Rams were a punchline just a few weeks ago after getting shutout by the 49ers. Now, they sit atop the NFC West after an exciting win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
The Seattle Seahawks were without two of their top three running backs for Sunday's NFC West Division matchup against San Francisco, with both Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the inactive list.
Former NFC West rival and current New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long has voiced his support of the 49ers' Colin Kaepernick.
Carlos Hyde outran the more heralded Todd Gurley, San Francisco's defensive front proved more fearsome than Los Angeles' line and the resumption of the all-California NFC West rivalry after a more than 21-year wait proved to be decidedly one-sided. Hyde ran for 88 yards and two scores and the
The kind of parity the NFL wants has been on display in the NFC West over the past half-decade. San Francisco won two straight division titles in 2011-12, following by Seattle winning the division in 2013 and 2014. It seems inevitable that either Arizona or Seattle will find itself back on top of the
The 2015 season was not kind to the San Francisco 49ers . The team won just five games, went just 1-5 in the NFC West and benched would-be franchise quarterback Colin Kaepernick before season's end...
Carson Palmer will turn 37 before the coming football season is over and he sure doesn't look or act like someone closing in on the end of his career. It helps that he's surrounded by talent on a team he believes should be better than the one that went 13-3, won the NFC West and made it to the
Larry Fitzgerald is working on a campaign called "Riddell Smarter Football," which makes sense. Fitzgerald has been able to prolong his career by being smart at every step. Fitzgerald had 1,215 receiving yards last season for the NFC West champion Arizona Cardinals.
How much does geographic proximity affect a rivalry? How much does competitiveness? Our NFC West writers weigh in with the Rams' move to L.A. in mind.
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