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Kurt Warner calls the NFC West “pretty hard to watch’

Kurt Warner gets paid to watch the NFC West, but he feels the same way that many fans out there do. The level of play is sometimes difficult to stomach.

“Oh, man, there’s some ugly football in the NFC West, that’s first and foremost,’' Warner told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I know we’ve been bad for a while, but at least there always were a couple teams that were pretty competitive. Right now its pretty hard to watch, most of the teams have been pretty uncompetitive when it comes to playing against good teams in the league. “

Warner says the Rams have been as “competitive as anybody.” That’s borne out in this chart by ESPN’s Mike Sando, which points out the Rams are actually 4-4 outside of the division. St. Louis needs to take advantage of their three division games left, starting in Arizona this week.

“It’s almost like somebody’s going to win this thing by default more than earning it and going and taking it,’' Warner said.

At this point, just getting to 8-8 would be “earning it.” The Rams can take a big step in that direction this week by winning their second straight road game.