The past week has not been a stellar one for the NFL, with arrest warrants and substance abuse violations dominating the off season news. Here’s a look at the latest developments around the NFC.
Russ Smith, nicknamed ‘Russdiculous’ for his frenetic style of play, has been simply wonderful in the tournament.
The banged-up 49ers play four of the final six on the road, the reeling Cardinals seem poised to lose their sixth in a row and the Rams have a tough schedule that seemingly will preclude them from competing. The NFC West figures to come down to Seattle and San Francisco on Dec. 23.
Arizona, which appears to be fading after a surprising 4-0 start, goes to Minnesota, which is 3-0 at home. St. Louis is 3-0 at home but faces the potent Packers. Both games could potentially impact where Seattle sits in the division.
The replacement officials’ error that awarded an extra timeout to Seattle in the final minute of its loss at Arizona was the third such mistake in an NFL game in the last nine years.