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Around The NFC West - Week 16

Posted Dec 27, 2016

The 49ers upset the Rams while the Seahawks fell to the Cardinals

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs for a touchdown against the Rams.


Last time out: 49ers 22, Rams 21

Record: 2-13 overall, 2-3 in division

Snapshot: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw a 10-yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds remaining and then scrambled for a two-point conversion to pull off the upset of the Rams. The 49ers trailed by 14 points midway through the fourth quarter before rallying for the win.

Notable: The victory broke a 13-game losing streak for San Francisco. Both of its wins have come against the Rams this year. The 49ers were position to pick first in the NFL draft after a Browns win earlier in the day, but they are back down to No. 2 with the victory.

Quotable: “What else did we have to lose?” – cornerback Rashard Robinson, on the decision to go for the two-point conversion late in the game

Injury update: Running back Carlos Hyde hurt his knee and is not expected to play in the regular-season finale.

Next up: The 49ers host the Seahawks in Week 17


Last time out: Cardinals 34, Seahawks 31

Record: 9-5-1 overall, 2-2-1 in division

Snapshot: Seattle scored back-to-back touchdowns to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro hit a 43-yard field goal as time expired for the win. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked five times in the first half but caught fire late and finished with 350 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Notable: Seattle lost for the first time at home this season, but for the third time in the past four years to the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin finished the game with 13 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown.

Quotable:  “This wasn’t good football. It wasn’t anywhere like we wanted to play.” – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll after the loss

Injury update: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett broke his leg and will miss the rest of the season.

Next up: The Seahawks travel to play the 49ers in Week 17


Last time out: 49ers 22, Rams 21

Record: 4-11 overall, 2-3 in division

Snapshot: Los Angeles couldn’t hold onto the late lead as rookie quarterback Jared Goff lost for the sixth consecutive time since taking over as the starter. He finished only 11-of-24 for 90 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Notable: Kenny Britt had just one catch for 15 yards, but became the first Rams wide receiver to surpass 1,000 yards receiving in a season since Torry Holt in 2007. Star defensive tackle Aaron Donald registered his eighth sack of the season.

Quotable: “The last few possessions, it seemed like we gave up. The whole team, including myself.” – cornerback Trumaine Johnson

Injury update: Britt left the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury.

Next up: The Rams host the Cardinals in Week 17

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