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Around The NFC West - Week 13

The Seahawks inch closer to the division title while the Rams and 49ers continue to struggle

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out: Bears 26, 49ers 6

Record: 1-11 overall, 1-3 in division

Snapshot: Bears running back Jordan Howard had 117 rushing yards and three touchdowns as Chicago dominated the battle between the two worst teams in the NFC. The 49ers lost a franchise-record 11th consecutive game and finished with only six net yards passing.

Notable: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was 1-of-5 passing for four yards and was sacked five times, struggling mightily in a snowstorm before getting benched. Backup Blaine Gabbert was 4-of-10 for 35 yards with an interception.

Quotable: "We haven't had any discussions about anything. It was just my decision to make a move to see if we could get a spark." – 49ers coach Chip Kelly, via 49ers.com, on the quarterback position moving forward after pulling Kaepernick

Key stat:Zero. The number of completed passes by either team in the first quarter.

Next up: The 49ers host the Jets in Week 14

Images of the Cardinals cheerleaders during the Week 10 home game against San Francisco

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out: Seahawks 40, Panthers 7

Record: 8-3-1 overall, 1-1-1 in division

Snapshot: Thomas Rawls ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone as Seattle quickly turned this one into a laugher. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett had a 75-yard touchdown run, a 46-yard kick return and five catches for 63 yards.

Notable: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was benched for the opening series because he didn't wear a tie on the team plane. Backup Derek Anderson started and threw an interception on the first play from scrimmage. Seattle scored the final 30 points of the game.

Quotable:  "This game has been so good to me no regrets. A lot is running through my mind including retirement thanks for all the prayers." – Safety Earl Thomas' Tweet after breaking his leg in the first half

Injury update:Thomas will miss the rest of the season because of the injury, which he suffered on a collision with Kam Chancellor as they both tried to pick off a pass.

Next up: The Seahawks travel to play the Packers in Week 14

Images of faces in the crowd at the Cardinals-Seahawks matchup

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Last time out: Patriots 26, Rams 10

Record: 4-8 overall, 2-1 in division

Snapshot: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount ran for a 43-yard touchdown in the first quarter and New England was off to the races in an easy win. Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt caught a 66-yard pass for one of the team's only notable offensive plays.

Notable: The switch to No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff has yet to pay dividends. He finished the game 14-of-32 for 161 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Running back Todd Gurley had 11 carries for 38 yards as the Los Angeles offense mustered only 162 total yards.

Quotable: "The elephant in the room is the offense, and I get it." - Rams coach Jeff Fisher, via therams.com, after Los Angeles failed to surpass 10 points for the seventh time this season

Key stat:Seven. Losses in the past eight games for Los Angeles following a 3-1 start.

Next up: The Rams host the Falcons in Week 14

Images of the Cardinals cheerleaders during the Week 4 home game

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