The powers-that-be in the NFC West have had a busy little week. Stating with the Rams, who traded Marcus Peters to the Ravens (who promptly pick-sixed Russell Wilson, and helped beat Seattle, tyvm), and traded for Jalen Ramsey. Two 1sts and a 2nd is a pretty steep price, but that is something they felt they needed to do. As opposed to helping their leaky O line. Which is their biggest problem. The Rams are smacking of desperation here as they try to deal with the fact their offense isn’t high-flying anymore, and their run game is iffy as well as their pass pro. Goff is not having the success he had the last couple years, and the Rams are struggling to score.
The Niners of course just overpaid a bit (2nd and 3rd) for Bronco WR Emmanuel Sanders. He’s had a nice career surrounded by a bunch of injuries, but he’s playing well so far this year. Desperate? No, not really. But Sanu was too expensive, and Sanders seems like a good enough guy to take over the #1 spot held by no one. Goodwin is injury-prone, Taylor is likely out for at least 4 more weeks, and the guy who I think will be our #1, Jalen Hurd, is also on the shelf for a few more weeks with a back injury.
Not to be outdone, Seattle looked for and got secondary help by trading for safety Quandre Diggs. While this is a great move for Seattle, many in Detroit are scratching their heads why they traded their defensive captain this early in the season. Yeah, they are 2-3-1, but they are playing well enough. But I digress. That looks to be a good move for the Seachickens.
So, at least the NFC West isn’t standing pat. These 3 (and a semi-resurgent Cards team) stand to fight to the end for the West crown. A very mean feat these days. Wish I had made my Super Bowl bet this year. The Niners started the season as 33-1 to make it.
That is down to 9-1.