Tracking The Enemy: NFC West all at .500 or above as Week 5 gets underway

Throughout the season, we'll track the NFC West and AFC West and what the 49ers and Raiders' competition is up to. For more on the 49ers, be sure to head on over to Niners Nation. For more on the Raiders, check out Silver and Black Pride.

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Dwayne Bowe done for the year, and other injuries

Among the notable injuries heading into Week 15 games in the AFC West is Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe's rib injury, which will preclude him from playing again in 2012.


AFC West Standings: Chargers stay relevant

The Chargers may have pulled off the upset Sunday but it was too little too late with the Broncos already owning the division.


NFC West injuries: Cardinals, Seahawks hit hard

The San Francisco 49ers' fellow NFC West teams are working through injury problems.


49ers lead an increasingly split NFC West

The Seahawks, Rams and Cardinals are still looking up at the Niners as they continue to prove their superiority to the rest of the division.


NFC West standings, Week 9

The 6-2 San Francisco 49ers are in first-place in the NFC West.


NFC West teams on the mend heading to Week 10

All four NFC West teams got through Week 9 without a serious injury and the Rams could get even healthier by the end of the week.


Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos all suffer key injuries

Most of the teams in the division came away from this weekends' match-ups with some key injuries on the offensive side of the ball.


Raiders lurking in AFC West after two wins

A two-game winning streak has the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West discussion.


AFC West: Raiders RG Brisiel has head injury

Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Mike Brisiel has a head injury that is most likely a concussion. His status for Week 7 is still unknown.


NFC West injury report: 49ers' G Staley concussed

The San Francisco 49ers will not only face a quick turnaround as they come off a disappointing loss to the New York Giants and prepare for Thursday Night Football, they may have to do so without the services of their Pro Bowl left tackle.


Raiders lose ground in AFC West race

The first place San Diego Chargers have a chance to build some separation in the division with a win against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders will struggle to compete after falling to Atlanta in Week 6.


49ers Fall in NFC West Standings Following Loss

The NFC West is shaping up to be one of the best in the NFL through six weeks. During that week, though, there were a few surprises that shuffled things around quite a bit.


AFC West goes winless in Week 6

With the Oakland Raiders on a bye, the three remaining teams in the AFC West went winless in Week 6.


NFC West gets more congested with Arizona loss

Arizona falls to 4-1 after losing, 17-3, to St. Louis.


NFC West has its share of injuries

During a Week 3 that saw some big names get knocked out of games, including New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis being out for the season with an ACL injury, the NFC West had its share of injuries that could alter the futures of its teams down the road.

The biggest name is Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells. Wells hurt his toe early in the Cardinals' win over the Philadelphia Ealges and ended up with only 18 yards on eight carries. Wells had a similar toe injury while at Ohio State that put him out for three weeks.

The Cardinals also lost defensive end Darnell Dockett to a strained hamstring.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin sat out Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers with a shoulder injury. No word yet on whether or not he will play in the Seahawks' next game.

The San Francisco 49ers had a scare from linebacker Patrick Willis against Minnesota on Sunday but he appears to be okay. But nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga could miss time with a knee injury.

For more on the Cardinals, head over to Revenge of the Birds and SB Nation Arizona. For the latest on the 49ers, there's Niners Nation and SB Nation Bay Area. Check out Turf Show Times for the latest news on the Rams, and Field Gulls and SB Nation Seattle are your go-to sources for the Seahawks.


AFC West has its fair share of injuries in Week 3

The Raiders got a surprising win over the Steelers on Sunday, but they also got a scare when Darrius Heyward-Bey had to leave the field on a stretcher. Fortunately, he is now back at home after spending the night in a hospital. Both Heyward-Bey and Brandon Myers sustained concussions against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Denver Broncos had two players leave their game against the Texas due to injury. Running back Willis McGahee sustained a rib injury, while linebacker Nate Irving suffered a concussion and could miss at least one game.

The Kansas City Chiefs lost running back Peyton Hillis when he left early with an ankle injury. Dexter McCluster was sidelined with a shoulder issues.

The San Diego Chargers has an easier time on Sunday, despite their loss to the Falcoms. Cornerback Shareece Wright was the only player that missed their game this weekend while Ryan Mathews and Antonio Gates were both able to play.

For more on the Raiders, stick with SB Nation Bay Area and check out Silver and Black Pride.


AFC West Standings, Week 3: Raiders Make Noise In Division With Upset Victory

The AFC West got a whole lot more interesting Sunday afternoon with the Oakland Raiders stealing a 34-31 victory from the Pittsburgh Steelers to take advantage of losses from the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos.

The Raiders (1-2) now sit in a three-way tie for second place with the Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) also getting their first victory of the season with a shocking 27-24 overtime upset of the New Orleans Saints.

Oakland will get a chance at separating themselves from the pack when they head to Denver next week to take on the Broncos (1-2). If the Raiders are able to pull off a second consecutive upset, they will be handing the Broncos their third straight loss after Denver's impressive opening win over the Steelers.

The Chargers (2-1) remain on top but much of their flaws were showcased in their 27-3 home defeat at the hands of Atlanta Falcons. San Diego could continue to rack of the losses with two tough road challenges up next on their schedule (at Kansas City and at New Orleans).

For continued Raiders coverage, head on over to Silver and Black Pride.


NFL Standings, Week 1: NFC West

The NFC West standings look as many figured they would after Week 1, with the defending division champion San Francisco 49ers at 1-0, tied with the Arizona Cardinals.

San Francisco got the season off to a great start with a 30-22 win at Green Bay, while the Cardinals survived the Seattle Seahawks' bid for a big road win with a 20-16 victory in Glendale, Ariz.

The Seahawks are 0-1 despite a comeback that fell short in Arizona, and the St. Louis Rams are also 0-1 despite a respectable showing in Detroit, where it took a touchdown pass with 10 seconds left for the Lions to win.

Week 2 is going to be interesting for NFC West teams. The Cardinals try to limit Tom Brady in New England, the Rams get the hot rookie Robert Griffin III in their home opener against Washington, the Seahawks play in front of their super-loud fans in the home opener against 1-0 Dallas and the 49ers host Detroit. How will that "greeting" between Lions coach Jim Schwartz and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh go?

For more on the San Francisco 49ers, join the discussion over at Niners Nation. You can also check out everything we have to offer at SB Nation's NFL hub.

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