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Around The NFC West - Week 13

The Seahawks kept pace with a win over the Steelers, while the Rams and 49ers lost again

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Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin catches one of his three touchdowns in the win over the Steelers.



SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out:Cardinals 19, 49ers 13

Record:3-8 overall, 0-5 in division

Snapshot:The 49ers never led but were competitive throughout, as a 33-yard field goal by Phil Dawson tied the game with 1:28 left in the third quarter. The Cardinals scored on an eight-yard scramble by quarterback Carson Palmer late in the fourth to take a six-point lead and the 49ers' final drive fell short.

Notable:Gabbert played well, completing 25-of-36 passes for 318 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Defensive tackle Quinton Dial sacked Palmer on the Cardinals' game-winning touchdown drive and it would have brought up a third-and-18. But he was called for roughing the passer, which gave Arizona the automatic first down. Both sides were unhappy with the officiating crew after the game.

Quotable: "It's not in my character to blame the refs, but man, there were some questionable calls, some very questionable ones. But, what can you do?"-- 49ers safety Eric Reid among the many to question the officiating.

Injury update:Tight end Garrett Celek was carted off the field with an ankle injury.

Next up:The 49ers travel to play the Bears in Week 13

Images of the Cardinals cheerleaders during the Week 3 game against the 49ers

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out:Seahawks 39, Steelers 30

Record: 6-5 overall, 2-2 in division

Snapshot:Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 345 yards and five touchdowns as the Seahawks won a shootout. The Steelers led by a point early in the fourth quarter but Wilson found Doug Baldwin for a pair of long touchdown passes down the stretch for the victory. Baldwin finished with six catches for 145 yards and three scores.*   *

Notable:Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 36-of-55 for 456 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. It was the most passing yards allowed in the Seahawks' franchise history. Seattle has held a lead in the fourth quarter of all five of its losses this season, but was able to hold on in this one.

Quotable: "You see people who have never played the game, who have never coached the game, who have never stepped a foot on the field, talk about how you're not good against smaller receivers. You can't call that. You don't have enough knowledge, you don't have enough intimate details, you don't even know the game. You have very low football IQ. It's tough to take those people seriously." – cornerback Richard Sherman, after limiting Steelers star Antonio Brown to six catches for 51 yards

Injury update:Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham tore his patellar tendon in the game and will be out the rest of the season.

Next up:The Seahawks travel to play the Vikings in Week 13

ST. LOUIS RAMS

Last time out:Bengals 31, Rams 7

Record:4-7 overall, 3-0 in division

Snapshot:The St. Louis offense had another poor day and the Bengals scored a pair of third-quarter touchdowns to cruise to the win. Rams quarterback Nick Foles returned to the starting lineup for the injured Case Keenum but finished just 30-of-46 for 228 yards with three interceptions.

Notable:The Rams have now lost four consecutive games after a 4-3 start and are longshots to make the playoffs. Running back Todd Gurley struggled against the Bengals, finishing with only nine carries for 19 yards. The team's fearsome defensive line did not register a sack.

*Quotable: *"Anyone implies that it's an effort issue, they can kiss my (expletive)." – Rams coach Jeff Fisher.

Injury update:Star defensive end  Robert Quinn missed the game with a back injury. His status for this week is up in the air.

Next up:The Rams host the Cardinals in Week 13

Images of Cardinals fans at University of Phoenix Stadium during the Rams game



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