After Week 10, the NFC West went 4-0. That was going to be impossible this week, as each team was playing another from within the division. The division had to be .500. The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks were the division victors, as they handily took care of their opponents. The 49ers physically dominated the Arizona Cardinals 23-7 in a game that easily could have been 21 points worse. The Seattle Seahawks also systematically took apart Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams 24-7. Marshawn Lynch scored another touchdown and Seattle's defense limited Steven Jackson to 42 yards on 15 carries.
With the win, San Francisco improved to 9-1, winning their eighth straight. If they win on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens and the Seahawks lose to the Redskins on Sunday, San Fran will have wrapped up the NFC West crown.
Continue reading to get the perspectives from the team blogs and how their fans are reacting.
Seahawks Play Seahawks Football, Beat St. Louis 24-7 - Field Gulls
A short recap of the Seahawks 24-7 win at St. Louis
Seahawks Vs. Rams Recap: The Rams Make Sam Bradford And Their Few Remaining Fans Sad - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams are officially a disaster. The fans who showed up at the Edward Jones Dome today to watch the game no doubt thought about that as they filed out, at the start of the fourth quarter with the Rams buried by an insurmountable 17-7 lead. The kind of play, not to mention the status of coaching in St. Louis, was enough to make children cry. It was even enough to make one grown man sad, very sad. Rams fans, meet Sam Sadford, er, Bradford.
49ers Vs. Cardinals Recap: Defense Leads Ugly But Thorough Victory - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up a 23-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon to improve to 9-1 on the season. The 49ers will not extend their division lead overall as the Seahawks won, but the 49ers moved a step closer to locking up the NFC West. It was not a pretty game, but the defense dominated for the most part and the offense blew up just when it was most needed.
Arizona Cardinals end winning streak, lose vs. the San Francisco 49ers 23-7 - Revenge of the Birds
The two-game winning streak and the Cardinals QB controversy have something in common: They're both over. Thanks to the division rival San Francisco 49ers, the Cardinals two-game winning streak came to an end. It was a game filled with horrible Offensive drives, great Special Teams plays, and encouraging Defensive performances.