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Around The NFC West - Week 16

Seahawks stay hot, Rams win home finale while 49ers struggle again


Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continued his stellar play in a victory over the Browns.


Last time out:Bengals 24, 49ers 14

Record:4-10 overall, 0-5 in division

Snapshot:The Bengals were playing with backup quarterback A.J. McCarron but still jumped out to a 24-0 lead and held on for the victory. The 49ers had more yards of total offense and more first downs but four turnovers doomed them. San Francisco quarterback Blaine Gabbert finished 30-of-50 for 295 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions.

Notable:McCarron finished 15-of-21 for 192 yards and a touchdown and became the first Alabama quarterback to win an NFL game since 1987. Veteran San Francisco receiver Anquan Boldin was one of the few bright spots, catching eight passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Quotable:"I don't blame them. We're not fun to watch right now. Who wants to sit there and watch that?" – 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith on the half-empty stadium

Injury update:Running back Shaun Draughn left in the second quarter with a knee injury and center Marcus Martin suffered a concussion in the fourth

Next up:The 49ers travel to play the Lions in Week 16


Last time out:Seahawks 30, Browns 13

Record: 9-5 overall, 2-2 in division

Snapshot:Quarterback Russell Wilson continued his torrid streak by completing 21-of-30 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns. He became the only quarterback to throw three or more touchdowns without an interception in five straight games. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin was once again a featured target, as he had four catches for 45 yards and two touchdowns. He has 10 touchdown receptions in the past four games, tying Jerry Rice's NFL record.

Notable:The Seahawks clinched a playoff berth with the victory and have won five consecutive games after a 4-5 start. Running back Christine Michael had 16 carries for 84 yards with starter Marshawn Lynch and backup Thomas Rawls sidelined by injuries.

Quotable:"We're resilient. You can count us out. You can say what you want to about all our players, but we're going to be consistently efficient at what we do," – Baldwin on the Seahawks' high level of play lately

Injury update:Left tackle Russell Okung left the in the fourth quarter with a strained calf muscle

Next up:The Seahawks host the Rams in Week 16

The players who stood out the most in the 39-32 victory over Seattle


Last time out:Rams 31, Buccaneers 23

Record:6-8 overall, 3-1 in division

Snapshot:Quarterback Case Keenum finished 14-of-17 for 234 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams built a 21-3 halftime lead and held off a late Tampa Bay comeback. Running back Todd Gurley went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season, the first rookie to hit that mark since Jerome Bettis.

Notable:It was the last home game of the year, which could also mean the final game in St. Louis if Rams owner Stan Kroenke gets his way and is able to move his team to Los Angeles in the offseason. Wide receiver Tavon Austin had a 17-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and added a 21-yard rushing score in the third.

Quotable:"Keep our Rams!" – chants from the stands as St. Louis fans hope the franchise doesn't move

Injury update:Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey ran in the hallway of a Miami-area hospital on Sunday afternoon as he recovers from two gunshot wounds to the head.

Next up:The Rams travel to face the Seahawks in Week 16

The top images from the Cardinals' 27-3 victory over the Rams in Week 12

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