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Around The NFC West: Week 2

Rams and 49ers won while the Seahawks fell to 0-2

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Chicago Bears defensive back Prince Amukamara (20) runs away from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) to the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Chicago.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out: 49ers 30, Lions 27

Record: 1-1 overall, 0-0 in division

Snapshot: A late Jimmy Garoppolo interception was wiped out because of a penalty as the 49ers held on for their first win. The Lions cut a 17-point deficit to a field goal in the fourth quarter and defensive back Tracy Walker returned the pick all the way to the San Francisco 7, but a defensive holding penalty on teammate Quandre Diggs nullified it and gave the 49ers a first down.

Notable: San Francisco running back Matt Breida carried the ball 11 times for 138 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Garoppolo was 18-of-26 for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford finished 34-of-53 for 347 yards and three touchdowns.

Quotable: "A win is a win. I'm extremely excited about that and we're all happy, but it was extremely frustrating there at the end. I thought we had a chance to completely finish them and put it away." -- coach Kyle Shanahan, via NBC Sports, on allowing the Lions back in the game.

Key Stat: One. The number of catches allowed by cornerback Richard Sherman in 99 snaps through the first two games, per Pro Football Focus.

Next up: The 49ers will travel to play the Chiefs in Week 3

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out: Bears 24, Seahawks 17

Record: 0-2 overall, 0-0 in division

Snapshot: Russell Wilson threw an interception that Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara returned for a touchdown with 6:37 remaining to help clinch the win for Chicago. Wilson finished 22-of-36 for 226 yards with two touchdowns and the pick. He was sacked six times.

Notable: Cornerback Shaquill Griffin had a pair of interceptions in the loss. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks had three tackles and a sack in his Seattle debut. The Seahawks only mustered 74 rushing yards on 22 carries.

Quotable: "We're not used to this. We're going to win some football games and get rolling." – coach Pete Carroll, via Seahawks.com, on the 0-2 start

Injury Update: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin (knee), linebacker Bobby Wagner (groin) and linebacker K.J. Wright (knee) all missed the game.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Last time out: Rams 34, Cardinals 0

Record: 2-0 overall, 1-0 in division

Snapshot: The Rams scored on fourth-and-goal from the 1 on the last play of the first half for a 19-0 lead and cruised to the win. Quarterback Jared Goff was 24-of-32 for 354 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Running back Todd Gurley carried the ball 19 times for only 42 yards but scored three touchdowns.

Notable: The Rams defense limited the Cardinals to 137 total yards and five first downs. Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford was 17-of-27 for 90 yards and an interception. New Rams punt returner JoJo Natson averaged 22.2 yards on six returns, with a long of 60.

Quotable: "I can't remember the time I've seen a defense play that complete from whistle-to-whistle from first quarter to the fourth quarter. They did an excellent job and that offense has some good players." – Rams coach Sean McVay on the shutout

Injury Update: Kicker Greg Zuerlein injured his groin in warmups. The Rams used punter Johnny Hekker on kickoffs and field goals.

Next up: The Rams will host the Chargers in Week 3

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