Around The NFC West: Week 15

49ers defensive end DeForest Buckner (right) sacks Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the second half.
49ers defensive end DeForest Buckner (right) sacks Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the second half.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out: 49ers 26, Seahawks 23 (OT)

Record: 4-10 overall, 1-4 in division

Snapshot: Kicker Robbie Gould hit a 36-yard field goal with 3:06 left in overtime to give the 49ers the upset win. San Francisco has won two straight games for the first time this season.

Notable: Wide receiver Richie James had a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter. Quarterback Nick Mullens looked good again, completing 20-of-29 passes for 275 yards and a touchdown. Gould connected on four field goals.

Quotable: “We took it personally. They flat-out embarrassed us two weeks ago.” – defensive end DeForest Bucker, via the Associated Press, on exacting revenge after a 43-16 loss in Seattle in Week 13

Key Stat: 96.0. Mullens’ passer rating in six starts.

Next up: The 49ers host the Bears in Week 16

Images of Cardinals fans during the Week 8 win over San Francisco

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out: 49ers 26, Seahawks 23 (OT)

Record: 8-6 overall, 2-3 in division

Snapshot: The Seahawks tied the game on a Sebastian Janikowski field goal with 5:21 left but gained only 17 yards on their final three possessions and didn’t score again. Seattle was penalized 14 times for a franchise-record 148 yards.

Notable: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin had four catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Chris Carson carried the ball 22 times for 119 yards and a score. Janikowski missed a first-quarter extra point that proved critical.

Quotable: “The penalty that they called on me, it was a terrible call,” – Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin, via ESPN, on getting flagged for pass interference on the 49ers’ game-winning drive

Key Stat: 1. Victory still needed for the Seahawks to clinch a playoff berth.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Chiefs in Week 16

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Last time out: Eagles 30, Rams 23

Record: 11-3 overall, 4-0 in division

Snapshot: The Eagles scored 17 unanswered in the third quarter to break a halftime tie and held on for the unlikely victory. Los Angeles made it to the Philadelphia 18 on its last possession but a deep pass for wide receiver Josh Reynolds fell incomplete as time expired. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles helped lead the upset in place of the injured Carson Wentz.

Notable: Rams quarterback Jared Goff was 35-of-54 for 339 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. Goff has thrown one touchdown and seven interceptions in his past three games. Los Angeles couldn’t stop Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery as he caught eight passes for 160 yards.

Quotable: “What do we need to figure out? I don’t think it’s much. I think it’s little things here and there. I need to do a better job.” – Goff, via therams.com, on the recent struggles after a blazing start to the season

Injury Update: Rams star running back Todd Gurley missed some time in the second half with a knee injury but returned to the game.

Next up: The Rams travel to play the Cardinals in Week 16

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