With Cards Playing On MNF, Sunday Focus is on Other NFC West Games


The huge Arizona Cardinals - San Francisco 49'ers game is tomorrow night on Monday Night Football.  That doesn't mean there isn't other NFC West action that we shouldn't pay attention to on Sunday.

Both the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams have huge games against AFC West foes.  The Hawks are at home against AFC West leaders Kansas City Chiefs.  So far, the Chiefs are 2-0 against the NFC West, annihilating both the Cards and the Hawks at home. This is the first of two road games against the NFC West for the Chiefs.  Today, they go to the toughest place to play in NFC West in Seattle.

If Kansas City is for real though, they should be able to handle the noise and the pressure just fine.  The New York Giants went in there a few weeks ago and cake-smashed them 41-7.  The Giants haven't exactly lit the world on fire the past couple of weeks.  All Kansas City needs to do is employ the same game plan that defeated the 49'ers 31-10 and Cards 31-13.  Keep a balanced offensive attack and effectively run the ball.

As for the Rams, they head to play the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field today.  Denver blasted the Chiefs in their last home game two weeks ago, however were blasted last week against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego.  They've also been blown out at home to the Oakland Raiders.  The other NFC West team to visit Denver this season was the Seahawks and they lost there earlier in the season.

For the Rams to prove they are legit, they must start winning games away from home.  They've come close a couple of times, but haven't made it over the hump yet.  However, with a young quarterback like Sam Bradford, you expect that.  Today may be the day they get over the hump.  That is, unless Denver was caught spying on their practices too, something they were fined for yesterday in doing to the San Francisco 49'ers.  A class organization those Broncos are.