NFL 2011 regular will head to week 8 where San Francisco 49ers will host the Cleveland Browns this Sunday looking to improve to 6-1 on the season. While their own wins are important enough, the rest of the NFC West has continued to provide support for the 49ers run at the NFC West title. The Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams both lost 11 straight games, while the Seattle Seahawks have jumped back and forward and managed only a pair of wins.
Additionally, they will provide picks on games that affect the 49ers playoff positioning. If 49ers can maintain their current pace, or really anything close to it, they would be the first team to top their division. The 49ers can still go top in the power rankings and have an opportunity to secure a bye and possibly home field advantage. Accordingly, various games are of great importance to them.
New Orleans Saints will go to St. Louis Rams: While this is a home game for the Rams, the New Orleans Saints are coming off a demolition of the Indianapolis Colts. It may have been a crappy Colts team, but the victory was impressive nonetheless. Cincinnati Bengals will travel to play Seattle Seahawks: The Bengals are playing some solid football, but they will be tested without Cedric Benson, as he was serving 1-game suspension. Seattle is wildly inconsistent, so anything could happen in this game and it would not surprise me. I think this week, good things happen for Seattle.
The Packers, Buccaneers and Falcons are all teams the 49ers could be dueling for playoff positioning moving forward.