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Around The NFC West - Week 5

Posted Oct 10, 2017

The Seahawks take the division lead with a road win over the Rams

Rams running back Todd Gurley loses a fumble near the goal-line against the Seahawks.


Last time out: Colts 26, 49ers 23 (OT)

Record: 0-5 overall, 0-3 in division

Snapshot: San Francisco’s close-loss streak continued, as it dropped a fourth straight game by three points or fewer. Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri hit a 51-yard field goal with 1:38 remaining in overtime for the victory. San Francisco erased a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to force extra time. It was the 49ers’ second consecutive overtime loss.

Notable:  Vice President Mike Pence left before the game because more than a dozen 49ers kneeled during the national anthem to protest inequality. 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer finished the game 29-of-46 for 353 yards and two touchdowns.

Quotable: “We had opportunities there, and we didn’t get it done again. So I’m saying the same things I’ve said the last few weeks.” – 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, via the San Francisco Chronicle

Key Stat: 2.8. That’s the average margin of defeat in San Francisco’s past four losses.

Next up: The 49ers will travel to face Washington in Week 6.


Last time out: Seahawks 16, Rams 10

Record: 3-2 overall, 2-0 in division

Snapshot: Seattle erased a 10-point first-half deficit with 16 unanswered points to grab the road win. The Seahawks took the lead on a 49-yard field goal by Blair Walsh in the third quarter and the defense didn’t allow a point in the second half.

Notable: The Seahawks had five takeaways. Safety Earl Thomas accounted for two of them, stripping Rams running back Todd Gurley near the goal-line and then picking off Rams quarterback Jared Goff in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks are now in first place in the NFC West by virtue of the head-to-head win over Los Angeles.

Quotable: “I think people look forward to writing us off, and I think our demise was greatly overstated.” -- cornerback Richard Sherman, via

Injury Update:  Defensive end Cliff Avril has a serious neck injury which could be career-threatening.

Next up: The Seahawks have a bye in Week 6.


Last time out: Seahawks 16, Rams 10

Record: 3-2 overall, 1-1 in division

Snapshot: The Rams turned the ball over five times but still had a chance to win on their final drive. Goff rifled a pass to Cooper Kupp in the end zone on third down, but the would-be game-winning catch fell incomplete, allowing the Seahawks to escape with the win.

Notable: Star running back Todd Gurley was held in check, as he had 14 carries for 43 yards and lost the crucial fumble near the goal-line. Goff was 22-of-47 for 288 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. The Rams’ defense played well, holding Seattle to 241 total yards.

Quotable: “I expected to make that play. I can’t say anything about whether it was behind me or a one-handed catch, [but] if I’m putting my hands on the ball, I’ve got to make that play.” -- Kupp on the late incompletion, via

Injury Update: The Rams played without starting safeties Lamarcus Joyner and Maurice Alexander. Joyner has a hamstring injury. Alexander’s absence was not injury-related.

Next up: The Rams travel to face the Jaguars in Week 6.

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