I'm going to keep this short. This is a point I looked at the schedule going in to the season and thought about. I fully expected prior to the season that we would lose to the Patriots and then the 9ers 4 days later because of the short gap between games. I also noted that if we went into week 6 with at least 2 wins and somehow managed to win both week 6 and 7, that I would favor us to win the NFC west.
That said, we have the opportunity to be 5-2 after that brutal pair of games, get a 10 day rest, and go against Detroit. After that, the schedule looks very easy except for a game or 2.
If we lose, we COULD still win the division, but I'd put money down that we do if we win!