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Around The NFC West - Week 10

A look at the Cardinals' divisional opponents, including upcoming foe St. Louis


san Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick fumbles as he tries to score on the final play of the 49ers' 13-10 loss to the Rams last weekend.


Last time out: Rams 13, 49ers 10

Record: 4-4 overall, 1-2 in division

Snapshot: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick fumbled the ball on 3rd-and-goal from the St. Louis 1 with two seconds remaining and Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis recovered for the win. The 49ers had two shots from the 1 but couldn't punch in the touchdown for the victory.

Notable: San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland had 18 tackles in his second career start. 49ers punter Sean Lee punted a ball only 23 yards to the San Francisco 29 with 4:26 remaining, setting up the Rams' game-winning 39-yard field goal.

Quotable: Kaepernick on the final play, via "I know I crossed the line. I was looking into the end zone."

Injury update: 49ers star middle linebacker Patrick Willis missed the game with a toe injury, the second straight he's been sidelined.

Next up: The 49ers play at New Orleans in Week 10


Last time out: Seahawks 30, Raiders 24

Record: 5-3 overall, 0-1 in division

Snapshot: The Seahawks led by 21 points at halftime but had to sweat out a late onside kick before holding on for the win. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera with 1:52 remaining to cut the deficit to six and the subsequent onside bounced around before Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse secured it.

Notable: The Seahawks defense held Oakland to 18 carries for 37 yards and forced three turnovers. Bruce Irvin returned an interception 35 yards for a score at the end of the first quarter for an early 14-3 lead.

Quotable: Quarterback Russell Wilson on the narrow victory, via "We're still finding ways to win games, and we're not playing our best. We're far from playing our best. So when we put it together, it's going to be hard to stop us. I think that's the exciting part."

Key number: 1. Interceptions for cornerback Richard Sherman, who picked off a pass against Oakland. He led the NFL with eight interceptions last year.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Giants in Week 10


Last time out: Rams 13, 49ers 10

Record: 3-5 overall, 2-1 in division

Snapshot: The Rams shut out the 49ers in the second half, rallying from a seven-point hole for the win. Quarterback Austin Davis was just 13-of-24 for 105 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions but the defense was so good it didn't matter.

Notable: The Rams accumulated eight sacks in the game, including two and a forced fumble from Robert Quinn. Quinn did not have a sack in the team's first five games but has five in its past three. Wide receiver Tavon Austin was nearly tackled for a safety as the first half expired, but the officials ruled his forward progress made it to the 1-yard-line before being taken back into the end zone.

Quotable: Coach Jeff Fisher on sneaking out with the victory, via "I know I've said this before, but teaching a young team how to win close games is not an easy thing, and it doesn't get any closer than that one today."

Key number: 2. NFC West titans the Rams have knocked off after defeating the Seahawks in Week 7

Next up: The Rams travel to play the Cardinals in Week 10

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