NFC West: 49ers Travel to Seattle to Determine Best NFC Team

The San Francisco at Seattle game this week pits the two teams tied for the second best Week 1 Rating behind only the Broncos. Anquan Boldin's 13 catches for 208 yards were almost 100 yards more than the Seahawks allowed TOTAL through the air against Cam Newton, so something has to give. The winner of this game will have the early edge for home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, while both are very likely to be back in the playoffs. St. Louis pulled out the battle for third place, but with home field advantage the teams look about even. The Week 1 Ratings in the NFC West:
NFC WEST Massey Better/Worse 1-day rank Result
San Francisco 8.1 2 9.1 won vs. GB 34-28
Seattle 8.1 2 9.1 won at Car 12-7
St Louis 0.1 -2 -0.9 won vs. Ari 27-24
Arizona -2.8 2 -1.8 lost at St. L 24-27
The 1-day rank is the average between how many points better or worse than average each team is on www.masseyratings.com and how many points better or worse the team did in that game than the expected point spread on www.masseyratings.com. A "+5.0" means the team was considered 5 points better than the average team in the league that day.

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