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Where NFC West teams rank: Week 7

A few notes on where NFC West teams rank in various statistical categories through Week 7:

  • Arizona Cardinals: dropped from 19th to 28th in points per game allowed; dropped from 19th to 27th in NFL passer rating allowed after Ben Roethlisberger passed for 361 yards and three touchdowns in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 32-20 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium.

  • St. Louis Rams: already ranked near the bottom in nearly every category, and that did not change.

  • San Francisco 49ers: remained among leaders in several categories after not playing in Week 7.

  • Seattle Seahawks: moved up 10 spots to No. 11 in points allowed per game after their 6-3 defeat to the Cleveland Browns; dropped from fifth to 13th in third-down conversion rate allowed after the Browns converted 50 percent; dropped from 17th to 24th in NFL passer rating and from 21st to 29th in Total QBR after Charlie Whitehurst completed 12 of 30 passes for 97 yards.

I have not been listing yards per carry allowed, but noticed that Seattle continues to lead the NFL in that category. The Seahawks allowed 141 yards to the Browns, but only 3.2 per attempt.

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2011 NFC West Offensive Rankings: Week 7

The defensive rankings, like the offensive rankings above, are ordered by points per game. Point scored and allowed on special teams are included.

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2011 NFC West Defensive Rankings: Week 7