Arizona Cardinals: NFC West roundup


The Arizona Cardinals continue to lead the NFC West by three games going into week 12

With the Arizona Cardinals continuing to lead the NFC West by three games heading into this Sunday’s matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, we take a look at a lot of things going on around the division.  A lot of the news regarding the other teams in the division is not all good news for them either.

St. Louis Rams:

Receiver Stedman Bailey was shot in the head twice on Tuesday evening in Florida.  Details are still forthcoming but what is known so far is that he is in critical but stable condition.  He was shot while sitting in a car near his hometown.  Bailey is in the middle of a four-game suspension for substance abuse, one he was remorseful for according to his statement on Instagram.

Bailey has one touchdown this season and that came against the Cardinals on October 4th in Glendale.  We wish him a speedy recovery and nothing but the best.

Also in the news for the Rams is the concussion that quarterback Case Keenum seemed to suffer in the final minute of their 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.  He clearly was struggling to get up and needed help from teammates to get off the turf.  The biggest question is backup quarterback Nick Foles noticed, why didn’t Jeff Fisher?

Seattle Seahawks:

Running back Marshawn Lynch is going to be out for awhile.  He is having abdominal surgery and could miss a month or even more.  He missed last Sunday’s victory over the 49ers.  Meanwhile running back Thomas Rawls ran for 209 yards against the 49ers, so it seems the Seahawks will be just fine in Lynch’s absence.

San Francisco 49ers:

It’s all Blaine Gabbert from here on out.  After quarterback Colin Kaepernick was put on season-ending injured reserve this past weekend, Gabbert will lead the way for the rest of the season behind center.  Gabbert didn’t play bad at all against the Seahawks.  He went 22-34 for 264 yards and a touchdown in the 29-13 loss.