The San Francisco 49ers are on a bye through week seven, but that doesn't mean Sunday is entirely meaningless for the team. The 49ers currently hold a 2 1/2 game lead over the Seattle Seahawks, a 3 1/2 game lead over the Arizona Cardinals and a 4 1/2 game lead over the St. Louis Rams.
The rest of the division has made it through their respective bye weeks and now face a host of tough matchups in week seven. The Seahawks travel to Cleveland to face the Browns, the Cardinals host the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Rams travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys. Seattle plays an early game, while Arizona and St. Louis play in the afternoon session.
This is a big week for both Seattle and Arizona as they look to stay alive in the playoff chase. The 49ers appear to have emerged as the team to beat in the NFC West, but with each team having at least four divisional games left, there is room for teams to overcome deficits. However, they will need to get their act in gear this week. As it stands, Seattle has the best chance to win at Cleveland. Arizona is only a four point underdog, but if Pittsburgh continues their strong run of late, the Cardinals could be in trouble.
NFC West Games - Week 7
Seattle @ Dallas - 10:00am PT
Arizona vs. Pittsburgh - 1:05pm PT
St. Louis @ Dallas - 1:15pm PT