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NFL Scores: NFC West Worst-Case Scenario For St. Louis Rams

Both NFC West games went in the wrong direction for the St. Louis Rams, who fell a game behind the Seattle Seahawks in a week that could have seen the Rams pull out in front or the Rams, Seahawks, and Cardinals pulled into a messy three-way tie. Score one for order over chaos. 

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The Rams, of course, lost in a truly depressing fashion, squandering a great Sam Bradford game that ended, in regulation, with an even greater Sam Bradford drive, falling to the San Francisco 49ers 23-20. Had the Arizona Cardinals upset the reeling Seattle Seahawks, the Rams could have still landed in first place, at 4-5. 

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But—perhaps for the good of the division—things didn't work out that way. Matt Hasselbeck had his best game of the season the week after he sat out a crushing loss with a concussion, and the Seahawks rolled to a 36-18 win over the Cardinals, who fell into a last-place tie with the 49ers at 3-6. 

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That fall from possible first-place tie to last place says it all about the NFC West, which is still anybody's division to win. Nobody seems to want it very badly, and the Rams come out of this week still claiming the best point differential (160-164) by far. 

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