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49ers hold onto the lead in the NFC West



After that game with the San Francisco 49ers, I was about out of emotion. What a game. That was a game the 49ers didn’t win in 2018. That’s a game where they throw the pick, or the Kyler Murray touchdown seals the deal, or...or...or...

Regardless, it’s another divisional win over their NFC West Rivals and keeps the 49ers at the top of the NFC West race. The 49ers now take on the Green Bay Packers in a huge Sunday Night Football matchup. We’re about to learn a lot about the 2019 San Francisco 49ers. They are in control of their destiny, but man is this road going to be tough.

Let’s take a look at everything else.

Arizona Cardinals (3-7-1)

The Cardinals rebuild might be ahead of schedule, but they couldn’t get things together at Levi’s. Say what you want about the defense the 49ers played, that game did more for the locker room confidence than any blowout could. The 49ers needed that game after the heartbreaker last week on prime time, and it isn’t to keep pace with the Seahawks either. These are games that define a team’s season. The 49ers crawled out of a 16-point deficit, and Jimmy Garoppolo had to finish things with that filthy shoryuken.

With the 4th-seed being the 6-4 Dallas Cowboys at this point, the Cardinals are still in the playoff race. It’s going to take a lot of winning to get them playing in January, however.

Seattle Seahawks BYE

The Seahawks had a bye. Because not all teams get byes in the fourth week.

Los Angeles Rams (6-4)

The Rams played the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football. A game I had to watch because they pay me to. The Rams had three fumbles, one of which they lost while Jared Goff turned in a crowd-pleasing 11 completions on 18 attempts. Goff also had an interception. The real star was the running game with one touchdown to Todd Gurley and one to Malcolm Brown. Gurley was back to form getting the lion’s share of carries with 25 for 97 yards.

That, along with an interception, is the Rams. As for the Bears? The less said, the better. Mitch Trubisky left with a hip injury, and that led to Chase Daniel coming in. So many people want to pile on Jimmy Garoppolo. To that I say, look at the Bears’ quarterback situation, things could be a helluva lot worse.

Into Week 12

The 49ers have been flexed into Sunday Night Football, so they will be taking on the Green Bay Packers in what should be a fun game. This will be important for playoff positioning and for the 49ers to continue their pace against Seattle.

The Rams will be hosting the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. This game could be fun. No, really, it could be. Where else do you get to hear Booger McFarland evaluate quarterbacks? All jokes aside, the Ravens and Rams should give us an idea of what the 49ers will have with both teams in the second half of the season.

The Seahawks have their own game, going across the country to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Even more surprising, it’s a 10:00 AM start. Keep your optimism under control. While the Eagles are no gimmie, they are 5-4, and the Russell Wilson Special knows no bounds.

The Cardinals have a bye. So. Bye.

1st: San Francisco 49ers; Next: vs. Green Bay Packers

2nd: Seattle Seahawks; Next: at Philadelphia Eagles

3rd: Los Angeles Rams; Next: vs. Baltimore Ravens

4th: Arizona Cardinals; Next: BYE