A look around the NFC West after Week 5 and where the Rams rank

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With the Los Angeles Rams losing this past Sunday to the Seahawks, the pecking order in the NFC West changed only at the top. But after Week 5, can we say any other teams are a contender for the division crown?

The Los Angeles Rams gave up an easy one to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5, losing 16-10, and relinquishing the “good feelz” they’d collected while going 3-1.

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But wasn’t that the plan?

Seduce those on the fence, then deliver an absolute goose egg, and confirm what the NFL media has been feeding all of: it’s still Seattle.

Ok, maybe.

But even after five turnovers, the Rams still had a win in site.

After Week 5, and after watching the Rams, Seattle, San Francsico, and the Arizona Cardinals, it’s clear the Rams and Seahawks are the class of the division, and the 49ers and Cardinals are looking at film from college football.

Both will need a QB.

Yesterday, Arizona got an over-the-hill running back in Adrian Peterson.

Bottom line, Week 5 provided some separation in the NFC West. Seattle is still at the top, but Los Angeles is closing fast. That said, the bott m division is shaping my to be a two team race between a team aging at the skill positions, and a team without anyone at the same.

After Week 5, it’s Seattle and everyone else, but it’s closing fast between the two at the top, and how it stands now will change in a week’s time.