Ten quick notes heading into Week 12 games involving NFC West teams:
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Brian Burke of Advance NFL Stats has the Seahawks, Titans and 49ers as most likely winners in NFC West games. Seattle and Tennessee held only slight edges, however.
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ESPN's Tom Jackson, speaking on NFL Countdown this morning, singled out Rams receiver Donnie Avery for making a conscious effort to distance himself from his misguided celebration against the Vikings.
My 5-year-old son had not been born the last time the Rams beat Seattle.
The pressure is on the Seahawks, not the Rams, in this matchup.
The 49ers' pass defense is struggling, but San Francisco might have chances to pick off Jaguars quarterback David Garrard. I thought Garrard was careless with the ball a few times against the Bills last week.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen said he thinks Mike Holmgren wants a new challenge, rather than pursuing a return to Seattle in a front-office role. Mortensen mentioned the 49ers, Bucs and Browns as possibilities. That makes me wonder if someone has told Holmgren a return to Seattle might not be a likely option.
Kurt Warner seemingly has a chance to have a big game against the Titans, who have allowed 19 pass plays of at least 30 yards this season. Only the Chiefs (20) have allowed more.
Enjoy your Week 12.