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NFC West Week 3 roundup: Seahawks only bright spot in poor showing by division
- Updated: September 23, 2013
Week 3 in the NFC West featured solid play by only one team: The Seattle Seahawks. Up against arguably the worst team in the NFL in the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Seahawks had no trouble routing their opponents and scoring 45 points, tops for the week. As for the three other NFC West teams (San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams), each team struggled immensely against their respective opponents and each only put up 7 points in losing efforts. Here’s a look at an aspect of each of the four NFC West teams in Week 3.
For the second straight week, Wilson didn’t rack up a ton of completions or passing yards. However in Week 3, he hooked up for touchdowns with wide receiver Sidney Rice twice and tight end Zach Miller twice to match a career-high four touchdown passes in less than three quarters before giving way to backup Tarvaris Jackson. A heavy favorite to win the game in blowout fashion, Wilson led the offense to do just that and continued to show why he is one of the best leaders of the game.
Kaepernick was out of “luck” against the Indianapolis Colts, as he was outperformed by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Struggling to find receivers once again, Kaepernick was out of luck with Vernon Davis inactive and finding anyone not named Anquan Boldin. After losing his first home game as a starter, he has hit a rough patch in his career and will need help from his backs, receivers and offensive line in order to get back on track.
The Rams starting running back for the first two weeks of the season, Richardson did nothing against the Dallas Cowboys. Dealing with a foot injury for most of the week, he did not record a single statistic and was replaced for the most part by Isaiah Pead. The Rams offense and the running game in particular have struggled all season long. Richardson’s absence and Pead’s struggles in this game highlighted how the Rams need to improve this in order to become a more balanced offense.
The Dockett of old returned against the New Orleans Saints and was one of the few bright spots for the Cardinals in their 31-7 loss. Recording three sacks on Drew Brees, he pressured the Saints offense and was able to challenge the quarterback repeatedly. This performance matched his career-best from Super Bowl XLIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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