NFC West Week 4 Recap
Seahawks-27 @ Cardinals–10
Before we get into the game, we have to take a moment to recognize it. Larry Fitzgerald now is second to only Jerry Rice in career receptions. With this reception below, Larry Fitz passed Tony Gonzalez on the all-time list. What an accomplishment for such an undervalued wide receiver. If you go back and look at the list of quarterbacks Fitz has had to work with, this accomplishment is staggering. Congrats to an all-time great and one of the best to ever play the position.
Strong win for the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona against the Cardinals. The inexperience of Kyler Murry really showed, only being in his 4th professional NFL game, and the Seahawks came in and did what they do. The rushing attack seemed to work tremendously for Seattle, Chris Carson ran could have run all day on the Cards D, going for 22 car, 104 yards and averaged 4.7 yards a carry. Russell Wilson, on the other hand, had a tight performance going 22 of 28 for 240 yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks defense got the job done sacking Kyler Murray a total of 4 times while linebacker Mychal Kendricks got to him twice.
Early in the first quarter Murray was picked off by Jadeveon Clowney and was returned 30 yards for a touchdown. A great divisional win for Seattle moving them to 3-1 and second place in NFC West, and pushing Arizona even farther back at last place in the division with a record of 0-3-1. Final Score: 27-10 Seattle
Buccaneers-55 @ Rams-40
Now for Rams fans, unless you have Robert Woods or Cooper Kupp on your fantasy team there’s not much to be high on. Where in the world was the Rams defense? Winston led an offense prowl to 55 points on the nonexistent Rams defense.
Well, they definitely weren’t mentally in the game whether their presence was there or not. Getting absolutely torched by Winston and the Buccaneers. Sure the Bucs have a good offense but 55 points?!? Mccvay has a lot to do after such a brutal loss, and a lot now has come into question for the Rams this season. Yes, they are 3-1 still, but in what was really a sloppy victory last week over the Browns, then to come into this week in what should be a redemption game to reclaim that intimidation you once had across the NFL, and it was the complete opposite. Gurley only managed to see 5 carries throughout the entire game. The ENTIRE game. Regardless of what your situation is that man needs the ball more. (2 of those 5 touches were touchdowns.)
Jared Goff who threw the football a whopping career-high 68 times was picked off three times. Yes, he completed 45 passes but that really doesn’t mean a thing especially when the defense knows your passing the football. Only managing to find the end zone through the air twice. The stat line of Goff was (45/68, 517 yards, 2 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 80.3 rating). Robert Woods was able to reel in 13 receptions on 15 targets for a very wealthy 164 yards. Cooper Kupp was able to haul in 9 receptions on also 15 targets for a generous 121 yards and touchdown to go along with it. Cooks was very quiet in what was an offensive field day. All I know is that defense better find some answers next week. Goff better not ever have to throw the ball 68 times again with a running back like Gurley. Much like Goff not throwing that much, there should never be another time where Gurley sees 5 touches. Hopes are still high for the defending NFC representatives as they travel to Seattle in what should be a battle between the divisional rivals for first place.
San Francisco is now in sole possession of first place at 3-0.
Written By: Lennon Cookson & Logan Smith