As the San Francisco 49ers emerged victorious against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, the rest of the NFC continued to struggle. Thanks to the Seattle Seahawks losing in Dallas, the 49ers now sit with a five game lead in the division with only eight games remaining. The 49ers actually could clinch the division as soon as week 11 if things fall the right way.
The Seattle Seahawks struggled to a 23-13 loss against the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks actually were tied heading into the second half, and only trailed by a touchdown heading into the fourth quarter. However, their anemic offense simply could not get anything going. Tarvaris Jackson threw for 200 yards but also threw three interceptions. Marshawn Lynch had his best game of the year with 135 yards and a touchdown, but the three picks killed Seattle's chances as the Cowboys cruised in the fourth quarter.
The Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams squared off in a divisional matchup that required overtime for a decision. Patrick Peterson continued his electric play as he returned a punt 99 yards to win the game for the Cardinals. It was an ugly first four quarters of play as the St. Louis Rams became the first team to score four points in a quarter when they sacked John Skelton twice in the end zone for a safety. That just about sums up regulation of this game. It was simply not pretty, save the Patrick Peterson TD return.