With the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers on a bye this week, it's up to the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals to keep fans of the NFC West entertained. The Seahawks hold a one-game lead over the idle Rams, with the Cardinals nipping at both of their heels.
The Cardinals travel to Minnesota this weekend to take on Brett Favre and the Vikings. After a 38-35 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend, Arizona is looking to regroup and take back the 2nd spot in the NFC West. Traveling to Minnesota is never easy, but with Brett Favre nursing about a million injuries, the Cardinals may get a break.
It's not any easier for the Seattle Seahawks. The Hawks return to the friendly confines of Qwest Field to take on the New York Giants. With an injury list as long as War and Peace, Seattle will need the magic of the 12th man Sunday to pull out a win and keep the cushion they've established in the NFC West. Matt Hasselbeck is out, giving Seattle fans a chance to see what backup Charlie Whitehurst can do.
Full schedule, TV listings and coverage maps after the jump.
Sunday, Nov. 7
St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings, 10 a.m. on Fox (Washington does not get an early game from Fox this weekend)
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m. on Fox
Coverage maps can be found here. It's a slow football day in the Northwest, with no early game from Fox and no late game from CBS in the Seattle area. Washington will get the Baltimore-Miami game at 10 a.m. on CBS and the Seahawks-Giants game at 1:05 p.m. in addition to the standard Sunday night game -- Dallas at Green Bay this week -- at 5:15 p.m.
Troy Aikman and Joe Buck have the commentator duties for the Seahawks game against the Giants.