The San Francisco 49ers managed to put another game between themselves and the second-place Seattle Seahawks, following the Niners' Week 7 win over the Washington Redskins and Seattle losing at home 30-16 to the Baltimore Ravens.

San Francisco, still undefeated at 6-0, has the equivalent of a 1.5-game lead over Seattle. But more importantly, the 49ers are up two games in the loss column. Following Sunday's slate of games, the NFC West is as follows:

  1. 49ers (6-0)
  2. Seahawks (5-2)
  3. Rams (4-3)
  4. Cardinals (3-3-1)

The Los Angeles Rams picked up a game on the Seahawks by beating the hard-luck Atlanta Falcons 37-10, while the tougher-than-anticipated Arizona Cardinals went on the road and beat the New York Giants 27-21.

The Niners' Week 6 win over the Rams could be crucial, as far as the tiebreaker scenarios go. But the second installment of this particular season series won't take place until Week 16 when Los Angeles visits Levi's Stadium.

Arguably a more crucial stretch of games for the 49ers takes place between Weeks 9 through 11, in which the Seahawks' visit to Santa Clara is sandwiched by the Niners' two matchups against Arizona. The 49ers visit the Seahawks in Week 17 to close out the regular season.

As of now, though, the Niners kept their pace ahead of L.A. and Arizona, while increasing their lead over Seattle.
  • Peter Panacy
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