The San Francisco 49ers demolished the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football (MNF) 27-6 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The win puts them one game out of first place in the NFC West with a 4-7 record.
Do you need me to repeat that, yes for the first time in history, the NFL might have a playoff team with a losing record. Right now St Louis and Seattle are tied for first place with 5-6 records.
Jon Gruden of MNF actually made a plea, that the commissioner should stop this from happening, if indeed the winner of this division finishes below .500. Right now a team like Tampa Bay could finish 11-5, but not make the playoffs, while St Louis could finish 7-9, and not only make the playoffs, but would also host a playoff game.
Well I'm here to sort out this madness with my prediction. Who will win this sorry division, and what will be their record? Being a Niners fan, I will try to be open minded.
There are still five weeks in this season, and I will breakdown each week for the NFC West in this post.
Carolina (1-10) at Seattle (5-6); How could you not pick the Seahawks in this game.
St Louis (5-6) at Arizona (3-8); The Cardinals are a real bad team, and if the Niners could win their, I don't see how the Rams can't.
San Francisco (4-7) at Green Bay (7-4); The Niners are committed to winning out, and taking hold of their own destiny, but this will be a tough one, and I just don't see it happening.
Seattle (5-6) at San Francisco (4-7); Niners got to win and will!
St Louis (5-6) at New Orleans (8-3); Sorry Rams, the Saints are also fighting to win their division. For the record, I believe this is a three team race, so I'm not even going to focus on the Cardinals.
San Francisco (4-7) at San Diego (6-5); The Chargers are just to tough right now, and also hungry for a playoff spot
Kansas City (7-4) at St Louis (5-6); This is tough to predict, it will come down to who is hungrier for a playoff spot. I think the home team wins here
Atlanta (9-2) at Seattle (5-6); The Falcons are just to good.
San Francisco (4-7) at St Louis (5-6); The Niners were predicted to win this division at the beginning of the season. This game will decide whether or not they do. I believe they do!
Seattle (5-6) at Tampa Bay (7-4); The Bucs shut out the Niners on the road, so they'll win at home against this Seahawk team.
Arizona (3-8) at San Francisco (4-7); The Niners own this team, as they showed last night.
St Louis (5-6) at Seattle (5-6), Seahawks are good at home, especially against teams that are of the same talent.
San Francisco 7-9
St Louis 7-9
It will come down to tiebreakers between the three teams! Or the Niners can make it easy, and just win out right finishing with a 9-7 record. Making everybody happy including Gruden.