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Where NFC West teams rank: Week 10

A few notes on where NFC West teams rank in various statistical categories through Week 10:

  • Arizona Cardinals (won vs. Eagles): offense rose five spots to No. 20 in yards per game, rose three spots to 21st in NFL passer rating, rose two spots to No. 27 in Total QBR, rose three spots to No. 8 in red zone touchdown percentage and dropped three spots to No. 31 in sacks allowed per pass attempt; defense dropped five spots to 21st in rushing yards allowed, rose three spots to 19th in passing yards per attempt and rose five spots to fifth in third-down percentage allowed.

  • St. Louis Rams (won vs. Browns): offense dropped two spots to No. 25 in yards per game, rose two spots to No. 16 in rushing yards and rose two spots to No. 28 in sacks allowed per pass attempt; defense rose eight spots to No. 17 in red zone touchdown percentage allowed and rose four spots to No. 25 in points allowed per game.

  • San Francisco 49ers (won vs. Giants): offense dropped two spots to 28th in third-down conversion rate, climbed three spots to No. 20 in Total QBR and moved up one spot to No. 1 in fewest giveaways; defense rose one spot to No. 1 in most takeaways, dropped two spots to No. 11 in yards allowed, dropped four spots to No. 10 in third-down percentage, dropped three spots in NFL passer rating and two spots in QBR.

  • Seattle Seahawks (won vs. Ravens): offense rose five spots to No. 20 in fewest giveaways, rose two spots to No. 27 in NFL passer rating, rose two spots to No. 26 in points per game and dropped eight spots to No. 25 in red zone touchdown percentage; defense rose three spots to No. 18 in passing yards allowed per attempt, rose seven spots to No. 15 in NFL passer rating allowed, rose three spots to No. 14 in takeaways, rose four spots to No. 18 in points allowed per game and dropped four spots to No. 31 in sacks per pass attempt.

The 49ers own six Top 10 rankings in the defensive chart. The gap between their offensive rankings in NFL passer rating and QBR has closed some, a reflection of meaningful improvement at quarterback.

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2011 NFC West Offensive Rankings: Week 10

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

2011 NFC West Defensive Rankings: Week 10