Programming note: Week 9 from Seattle

2012 NFC West Tour: Sando Roll Call

SEATTLE -- Greetings and welcome to Week 9.

I'll be operating from CenturyLink Field in Seattle for the Seahawks' game against the Minnesota Vikings. This marks Seattle's fourth home game and the second one against an NFC North opponent. You might recall the other one.

The chart shows how many home games NFC West teams have played and how many I've covered in person. We try to divide them up somewhat equally, but the hotter teams tend to play the better matchups, and those take priority. Geography can be another consideration.

I'm scheduled to cover the 49ers' next two games, both at Candlestick Park. The first is against the St. Louis Rams. The second is against the Chicago Bears on Monday night. From there, it's off to Arizona for the Rams-Cardinals game in Week 12.

Enjoy Week 9.