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Around The NFC West - Week 15

Seahawks hit full throttle, Rams break their losing streak and 49ers fall

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Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson celebrates his interception return for a touchdown against the Lions.


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out:Browns 24, 49ers 10

Record:4-9 overall, 0-5 in division

Snapshot:Browns running back Isaiah Crowell had 145 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 20 carries to lead Cleveland to the win. The 49ers had only 221 yards of offense and didn't score their lone touchdown until less than two minutes remained in the fourth quarter.

Notable:Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel finished 21-of-30 for 270 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The 49ers may have actually helped themselves with a loss, as they are one game behind the Browns, Chargers and Titans for the league's worst record as draft positioning gets sorted out.

Quotable:"I'm not into the finger-pointing game. There's 11 guys out there, and we have our defensive staff. If something happens, we all have to live with the result." – linebacker NaVorro Bowman after the defense gave up 481 total yards.

Key stat:39. Combined receiving yards for Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, the 49ers' top two receivers, as the offense failed to get going.

Next up:The 49ers host the Bengals on Sunday in Week 14

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

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out:Seahawks 35, Ravens 6

Record: 8-5 overall, 2-2 in division

Snapshot:Quarterback Russell Wilson was 23-of-32 for 292 yards and five touchdowns as the Seahawks cruised to the victory. He has thrown 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions during Seattle's four-game winning streak. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin had six catches for 82 yards and three touchdowns while Tyler Lockett added six catches for 102 yards and two scores.

Notable:The Seahawks faced quarterback Jimmy Clausen for the second time with two different teams. They shut out the Bears in Week 3 and held Clausen to 23-of-40 passing for 274 yards with an interception in this one. The Ravens managed just 28 rushing yards on 14 carries.

Quotable:"I know he'll come up here and he'll say that nothing's different, but he's playing his tail off. He'll be humble with it, but I can't say enough about what he's doing right now. It's Russ." – wide receiver Doug Baldwin on the recent play of Wilson

Injury update:Running back Thomas Rawls broke his left ankle and will miss the rest of the season.

Next up:The Seahawks host the Browns on Sunday in Week 14

The top images from the Cardinals' 39-32 win in Seattle

ST. LOUIS RAMS

Last time out:Rams 21, Lions 14

Record:5-8 overall, 3-1 in division

Snapshot:The Rams' formula of stingy defense and a strong running game worked well in the victory. Todd Gurley carried the ball 16 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns while the defense was impressive. Quarterback Case Keenum was only 14-of-22 for 124 yards with an interception but the Rams still picked up the win.

Notable:Cornerback Trumaine Johnson returned an interception 58 yards for a score to give the Rams the first points of the game. Johnson also did an impressive job covering Calvin Johnson, helping limit the Lions star wideout to one catch for 16 yards. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald had three sacks.

Quotable:"It was Johnson vs. Johnson the whole week. Even in practice, I was going with '81' the whole practice. I knew it was going to be a tough matchup, but I felt like I could match up with anybody with my big frame, especially him." – Trumaine Johnson on his coverage of Calvin Johnson

Key stat:11. Sacks for Donald this season, the most among any defensive tackle in the NFL.
Next up:The Rams host the Buccaneers on Thursday night in Week 14


Images of the Cardinals cheerleaders during the Week 4 home game against the Rams



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