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Around The NFC West - Week 14

The Seahawks dominate, the 49ers pull out a win while the Rams' freefall continues

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49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith hauls in the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime against the Bears.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out:49ers 26, Bears 20 (OT)

Record:4-8 overall, 0-5 in division

Snapshot:49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert found wideout Torrey Smith for a 71-yard touchdown pass to secure the overtime victory. Gabbert sent it there by running for a 44-yard score with 1:42 remaining in the fourth quarter. Bears kicker Robbie Gould missed a potential game-winning 36-yard field goal at the end of regulation.

Notable:Gabbert finished 18-of-32 for 196 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 75 yards and the score. Cornerback Jimmie Ward returned an interception for a touchdown to tie the game at 6 in the first quarter. The 49ers didn't turn the ball over.

Quotable:"Today was a chance for us to not go out here and act like we threw in the towel, but let this affect the years to come for the young guys to know this is the NFL. You're going to lose and you're going to win, but you have to continue to play all 16 games." – veteran linebacker NaVorro Bowman.

Injury update:Linebacker Aaron Lynch left the game with a concussion in the third quarter.

Next up:The 49ers travel to play the Browns in Week 14

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out:Seahawks 38, Vikings 7

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

Snapshot:The Seahawks turned this high-profile showdown into a laugher, jumping out to a 21-0 lead at the half. Quarterback Russell Wilson finished 21-of-27 for 274 yards with three touchdowns and added 51 rushing yards and a score. Thomas Rawls continued to excel in place of Marshawn Lynch, carrying the ball 19 times for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Notable:The Vikings had only 125 yards of total offense, the lowest total in the NFL this season. Their lone score came on a 101-yard kickoff return by Cordarrelle Patterson. Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett continued his fantastic rookie season, catching all seven of his targets for 90 yards and adding a 47-yard kickoff return.

Quotable:"It's a grind, you know? We faced a little bit of adversity at first, but I think we're on schedule." – Rawls on the Seahawks picking up their play of late

Key stat:18. Rushing yards for Vikings star Adrian Peterson on eight carries, the third-lowest single-game total of his career.

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

ST. LOUIS RAMS

Last time out:Cardinals 27, Rams 3

Record:4-8 overall, 3-1 in division

Snapshot:The Rams offense struggled again, as quarterback Nick Foles was limited to 15-of-35 passing for 146 yards with an interception. Running back Todd Gurley had nine carries for 41 yards, although 34 of them came on one run. The Rams have now lost five consecutive games after a 4-3 start.

Notable:The Rams secondary couldn't hold up against the potent Cardinals offense, as quarterback Carson Palmer completed 26-of-40 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns. John Brown had six catches for 113 yards and Michael Floyd had seven for 104. The Cardinals were missing their top two running backs but still accumulated 175 rushing yards on 36 carries.

Quotable:"We're not efficient on offense. We have too many good players. We've got guys that can produce. We have an outstanding running back and we have a dynamic receiver. We're starting to get a little bit better on the offensive line and so we'll keep working. But it has to get better. It's not good." – Rams coach Jeff Fisher*   *

Injury update:Cornerback Janoris Jenkins was hit in the head twice by his teammates while in coverage. He had to be tested for a concussion both times.

Next up:The Rams host the Lions in Week 14



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