The NFC West may be the league’s tightest division this year. At this point, three of the four teams have a viable chance at going on to the playoffs, and every game, every week matters deeply for each team.
Seattle’s loss this weekend to the San Francisco 49ers was good enough to remain tied with St. Louis for first in the division (the Rams also lost, to the Saints). But San Francisco’s win keeps the 49ers in the running, moves them within one game of first place and gives them the edge in case of a tie.
Even after the horrible performance by the Seahawks last week, it’s not time to write them off yet. There are still things Seattle can do to win the NFC West.