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Around The NFC West - Week 4

Posted Oct 3, 2017

The Rams remain ahead of the pack with a win over the Cowboys

Rams running back Todd Gurley celebrates his touchdown against the Cowboys.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out: Cardinals 18, 49ers 15 (OT)

Record: 0-4 overall, 0-3 in division

Snapshot: After each team kicked four field goals in regulation, the 49ers took the overtime lead on another successful attempt by Robbie Gould with 2:28 remaining. The Cardinals had one final shot to tie or win, and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught a 19-yard touchdown pass with 32 seconds left to eke it out.

Notable: The 49ers registered six sacks, including a pair by Elvis Dumervil. Quarterback Brian Hoyer struggled, completing 24-of-49 passes for 234 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. Gould made five field goals in the loss for all of the 49ers’ scoring.

Quotable: “When they turn on that tape on the plane or tomorrow morning when they get in, they are going to see that we had opportunities to win that game, just like I thought we did against Los Angeles and Seattle. When you do have opportunities, you can’t make stuff up. You have to get better and you have to find out why you aren’t finishing or making those plays in the moment of truth.” – 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan

Key Stat: 8. The combined margin of defeat in San Francisco’s three most recent losses to the Seahawks, Rams and Cardinals.

Next up: The 49ers travel to play the Colts in Week 5.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out: Seahawks 46, Colts 18

Record: 2-2 overall, 1-0 in division

Snapshot: The game was tied at 18 with 4:53 remaining in the third quarter but the Seahawks dominated the rest of the way, scoring 28 points in less than 15 minutes. Bobby Wagner and Justin Coleman each had interception returns for touchdowns against Indianapolis quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Notable: J.D. McKissic had a 30-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and a 27-yard receiving touchdown in the fourth as Seattle pulled away. The Colts had a five-point lead at halftime but were outscored 36-3 after intermission.

Quotable: “Everybody was clicking. Offense was clicking, our special teams were clicking, we were clicking and we just started feeding off each other's energy.” – Wagner on the sudden change in the second half

Injury update: Running back Chris Carson suffered a significant high ankle sprain and could miss the rest of the season.

Next up: The Seahawks travel to face the Rams in Week 5.

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Last time out: Rams 35, Cowboys 30

Record: 3-1 overall, 1-0 in division

Snapshot: Los Angeles wiped away an 11-point first-half deficit to rally past the Cowboys, continuing their surprisingly hot start to 2017. The Cowboys had the ball with a chance to win late, but a fourth down pass from Dak Prescott to Ezekiel Elliott ended up short of a first down.

Notable: Rams running back Todd Gurley finished with 121 yards rushing, 94 yards receiving and a touchdown. Quarterback Jared Goff was 21-of-36 for 255 yards with a pair of touchdowns and no interceptions. Los Angeles outscored the Cowboys 19-6 in the second half.

Quotable:  “It’s been a lot of fun so far.” – Goff on the unexpected success the Rams have found through four games.

Key Stat: 7. The number of field goals made in the game by Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein, setting a franchise record.

Next up: The Rams host the Seahawks in Week 5.

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