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Around The NFC West - Week 10

Posted Nov 13, 2017

The 49ers win their first game of the season, while the Rams maintain their division lead

LB Reuben Foster (left) and LB Brock Coyle celebrate a play during the 49ers' win on Sunday.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out: 49ers 31, Giants 21

Record: 1-9 overall, 0-4 in division

Snapshot: San Francisco picked up its first win of the year with the home victory over New York. Quarterback C.J. Beathard finished 19-of-25 for 288 yards with two passing touchdowns and added a rushing score.

Notable: The 49ers scored 21 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to gain control. San Francisco rolled up 474 yards of total offense. Marquise Goodwin had an 83-yard touchdown reception while Ronald Blair had a pair of sacks on defense.

Quotable: “You lose nine in a row, you learn to savor the moment and enjoy these. It was tough work to get our first win and we got it. The guys knew how much it meant to me and I knew how much it meant to them.” – coach Kyle Shanahan on the team’s first victory.

Key Stat: Zero. That’s the number of times Beathard was sacked on Sunday, after the Cardinals sacked him five times and hit him 16 times in the game prior.

Next up: The 49ers have a bye in Week 11.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out: Seahawks 22, Cardinals 16

Record: 6-3 overall, 3-0 in division

Snapshot: Quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked five times but finished 22-of-32 for 238 yards passing and two touchdowns. He helped secure the win by evading multiple defenders to find Doug Baldwin for a critical 54-yard gain in the fourth quarter. Tight end Jimmy Graham caught a 2-yard touchdown pass on the next play for a 22-10 lead.

Notable: The Seahawks held Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson to 29 yards rushing on 21 carries. Peterson had 159 rushing yards the previous week against the 49ers. Seattle defensive end Dion Jordan registered his first sack since 2014 in the contest.

Quotable: “It was just a lot of hard-nosed, tough football and we’re fortunate to get some days off because we’re going to need it.” – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll after the victory.

Injury Update: Cornerback Richard Sherman will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Falcons on Monday night in Week 11.

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Last time out: Rams 33, Texans 7

Record: 7-2 overall, 2-1 in division

Snapshot: The Rams broke open a tight game with 21 third-quarter points as they continue to establish themselves as one of the better teams in the NFC. Quarterback Jared Goff finished the day 25-of-37 passing for 355 yards and three touchdowns.

Notable: Los Angeles forced four turnovers on defense. Mark Barron and Blake Countess each had an interception, while Tyrunn Walker and Matt Longacre recovered fumbles. Rams wide receiver Robert Woods had eight catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns, including a 94-yard score in the third quarter as Los Angeles took control.

Quotable: “I don’t think we can talk about Robert Woods as a possession receiver anymore after the last couple of weeks.” – Rams coach Sean McVay, via therams.com, after a breakout performance from Woods.

Injury Update: Standout guard Rodger Saffold left the game with an ankle injury and didn’t return, but McVay said it’s not serious.

Next up: The Rams travel to play the Vikings in Week 11.

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