49ers maintain NFC West lead, lose QB Jimmy Garoppolo for rest of season

The 49ers improved to 8-4 and maintained their lead in the NFC West but lost QB Jimmy Garoppolo for the rest of the season.

The NFC West didn’t change at all in Week 13, at least in terms of the standings. Three of the four teams played, two won and one lost. One team, the Arizona Cardinals, was idle on the bye week.

Here are the standings in the NFC West after 13 weeks:

  1. San Francisco 49ers, 8-4 (4-0 division)
  2. Seattle Seahawks, 7-5 (3-1 division)
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 4-8 (1-4 division)
  4. Los Angeles Rams, 3-9 (1-4 division)

Let’s take a look at what happened in Week 13 with each team.

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49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo out for rest of season, will miss Week 18 game vs. Cardinals

The Cardinals play the 49ers in Week 18. They won’t face Jimmy Garoppolo, who suffered a broken foot against the Dolphins.

The NFC West race just got more interesting. The division-leading San Francisco 49ers have lost quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the rest of the season.

He broke his foot in the team’s 33-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and will have season-ending surgery on his foot.

The Cardinals still have one game remaining against the 49ers in Week 18, so it means they will not have to face Garoppolo.

Brock Purdy is now slated to be the starter at quarterback for the 49ers. Against Miami, he had 210 yards, two touchdown passes and an interception in relief of Garoppolo.

The 49ers are 8-4 and lead the NFC West by one game over the Seattle Seahawks, although they do hold a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Seahawks.

Assuming Purdy is healthy and playing relatively all right, the Cardinals will face him instead of Garoppolo to end the regular season.

The 49ers have now had both Trey Lance and Garoppolo suffer season-ending injuries.

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Cardinals could open Week 14 in last place in NFC West

If the Rams beat the Seahawks in Week 13, they would tie the Cardinals at 4-8 and hold a divisional tiebreaker.

The Arizona Cardinals are idle in Week 13. They have their bye week and will reload next week to get ready for their Week 14 home game against the New England Patriots next Monday night.

The are 4-8 and in third place in the NFC West.

However, they might be in last place after today.

The Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams play each other Sunday in Los Angeles.

The Rams are 3-8 and the Seahawks are 6-5.

While a loss by the Seahawks would push them closer to the Cardinals in the division and conference standings, a win by the Rams would put them ahead of the Cardinals.

If the Rams win, they improve to 4-8 on the season, tying the Cardinals’ record. But because the Cardinals are 1-4 in the division and a Rams win would make them 2-3 in NFC West games, the Rams would hold the tiebreaker and push Arizona into the cellar of the division.

Which is better for the Cardinals and their almost nonexistent playoff hopes?

They need to start passing other teams, so a Seattle loss is more helpful over the course of the rest of the season than a Rams loss.

The ideal scenario is to have Seattle lose but then the Rams to lose more games in the weeks to come.

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49ers extend lead in NFC West as rest of division loses in Week 12

In Week 12, the 49ers gained a game over the rest of the NFC West, as they were the only team in the division to win.

The NFC West did not have a great weekend in Week 12, except for the San Francisco 49ers. All four teams played in Week 12 and only the 49ers won.

As they were already in first place, they distanced themselves from the rest of the division by a game.

Here are the standings in the division entering Week 13.

  1. San Francisco 49ers, 7-4 (4-0 division)
  2. Seattle Seahawks, 6-5 (2-1 division)
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 4-8 (1-4 division)
  4. Los Angeles Rams, 3-8 (1-3 division)

Let’s have a look back at what happened in Week 12 and what is coming up in Week 13.

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49ers take division lead; Cardinals, Rams fading

The 49ers’ 38-10 win over the Cardinals put them over the idle Seahawks for first place in the NFC West.

The NFC West is quickly becoming a two-team race. The only team to win in Week 11 were the San Francisco 49ers. The Seattle Seahawks were idle and the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals all lost.

As a result of the 49ers’ win, they now are at the top of the division.

Here is what the NFC West standings look after Week 11:

  1. San Francisco 49ers, 6-4 (4-0 division)
  2. Seattle Seahawks, 6-4 (2-1 division)
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 4-7 (1-4 division)
  4. Los Angeles Rams, 3-7 (1-3 division)

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NFC West race tightens in Week 11

We take a look at the NFC West standings after Week 10 games.

Entering Week 10, the Seattle Seahawks had a solid leading the NFC West. All four teams in the division had games in Week 10 and two came away with wins.

After all the action for the four teams, the Seahawks are still in the lead but things have tightened a little.

Let’s have a look at the standings after Week 10, what happened in the games and what is coming up in Week 11.

NFC West standings, Week 11

  1. Seattle Seahawks, 6-4 (2-1 division)
  2. San Francisco 49ers, 5-4 (3-0 division)
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 4-6 (1-3 division)
  4. Los Angeles Rams, 3-6 (1-3 division)

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Seahawks increase lead in NFC West after win over Cardinals

The Seahawks improved to 6-3 on the season, while the 49ers were idle and the Cardinals and Rams both lost in Week 9.

The NFC West has been very tight from top to bottom so far this season but now, after Week 9, there is beginning to be some separation. The division-leading Seattle Seahawks were the only team in the division to win in Week 9.

These are the latest standings in the NFC West.

NFC West standings entering Week 10

  1. Seattle Seahawks, 6-3 (2-1 division)
  2. San Francisco 49ers, 4-4 (3-0 division)
  3. Los Angeles Rams, 3-5 (1-2 division)
  4. Arizona Cardinals, 3-6 (0-3 division)

Let’s have a look at what happened in Week 9 and what is coming up in Week 10.

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Seahawks maintain lead in NFC West, remain only team above .500

The Seahawks are the only team in the NFC West above .500 after winning their third straight game.

The NFC West continues to look a bit backward. Following their week 8 games, the Seattle Seahawks, believed entering the season to be in a rebuilding year and could compete for the worst record in the NFL, are the only team in the division with a winning record and lead the West with a 5-3 record.

Let’s take a look at the current state of the division, what happened last week and what is coming up in Week 9.

NFC West standings, Week 9

  1. Seattle Seahawks, 5-3 (1-1 division)
  2. San Francisco 49ers, 4-4 (3-0 division)
  3. Los Angeles Rams, 3-4 (1-2 division)
  4. Arizona Cardinals, 3-5 (0-2 division)

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Seahawks take NFC West lead at 4-3

The team least likely to win the division entering the 2022 season is currently the only team in the NFC West with a winning record.

After seven weeks of the 2022 NFL season, the team least likely to lead the NFC West is leading it. The Seattle Seahawks are the only team in the division with a winning record at 4-3 and now, with Geno Smith as their starting quarterback, are in the driver’s seat in the division.

This is what the division looks like now:

  1. Seattle Seahawks, 4-3 (1-1 division)
  2. Los Angeles Rams, 3-3 (1-1 division)
  3. San Francisco 49ers, 3-4 (2-0 division)
  4. Arizona Cardinals, 3-4 (0-2 division)

Let’s have a look at what happened last weekend and what is coming up in Week 8.

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Cardinals sink to bottom of NFC West in Week 6

Three teams in the NFC West are 3-3 and the Cardinals are in last place at 2-4.

The NFC West continues to be very close. Through six games in 2022, one game separates the four teams. Three teams are 3-3 and one is 2-4.

The division went 2-2 in Week 6.

Both teams that lost were not expected to do so.

Here are the current standings in the NFC West after six games:

  1. San Francisco 49ers, 3-3 (2-0 division)
  2. Los Angeles Rams, 3-3 (1-1 division)
  3. Seattle Seahawks, 3-3 (1-1 division)
  4. Arizona Cardinals, 2-4 (0-2 division)

Let’s see what happened in Week 6 and what is coming up in the division in Week 7.

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