Around The NFC West: Week 13

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin slips away from former teammate Richard Sherman
Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin slips away from former teammate Richard Sherman


Last time out: Seahawks 43, 49ers 16

Record: 2-10 overall, 0-4 in division

Snapshot: The 49ers fell behind 27-3 early in the third quarter and never threatened. San Francisco racked up 452 total yards but turned the ball over three times. Quarterback Nick Mullens was 30-of-48 for 414 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Notable: Wide receiver Dante Pettis had seven catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Defensive end DeForest Buckner had a pair of sacks but didn’t get much help.

Quotable: “It’s a little smaller. They didn’t leave a lot of space over there for the visitors. Other than that, it feels the same. Standing on the other side didn’t really feel any different for me.” – 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, via the Seattle Times, on being in the opposing locker room after a great run with the Seahawks

Key Stat: 5.8. The yards-per-carry average allowed by the San Francisco defense as Seattle dominated on the ground.

Next up: The 49ers will host the Broncos in Week 14


Last time out: Seahawks 43, 49ers 16

Record: 7-5 overall, 2-0 in division

Snapshot: Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 185 yards and four touchdowns as the Seahawks cruised to the win. Three of his four first-half completions went for scores. Running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny combined for 134 rushing yards and a touchdown on only 20 carries.

Notable: Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a monster game, finishing with 12 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown. Seattle is currently in line to make the NFC playoffs as a wild card.

Quotable: “He’s playing as good as you can play the game. He’s a phenomenal football player, really in the peak of his career, doing a great job, making all the plays.” – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, via, on Wagner’s standout performance

Key Stat: 5. Touchdown catches for former Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown out of his 11 total receptions.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Vikings on “Monday Night Football” in Week 14


Last time out: Rams 30, Lions 16

Record: 11-1 overall, 4-0 in division

Snapshot: Running back Todd Gurley had a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown runs to help Los Angeles pull away. Gurley finished with 23 carries for 132 yards and the two scores, picking up the slack for a passing game that wasn’t clicking. Quarterback Jared Goff was 17-of-33 for 207 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Notable: The Rams clinched the NFC West title with the victory. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald had two sacks and a forced fumble. He has an NFL-best 16½ sacks on the season. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had six tackles against his former team.

Quotable: “We’re not satisfied yet, but we’re headed in the right direction.” Donald, via the Associated Press, on having bigger goals beyond winning the division

Injury Update: Cornerback Aqib Talib returned to action against the Lions after missing eight games with an ankle injury.

Next up: The Rams travel to face the Bears on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 14

Images from the Cardinals' Week 2 matchup in Los Angeles