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Around The NFC West: Week 3

49ers lose quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the season

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is carted off after tearing his ACL against the Chiefs
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo is carted off after tearing his ACL against the Chiefs


Last time out: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27

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

Snapshot: The day went from bad to worse for the 49ers, as they lost to the Chiefs but more importantly lost quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the season with a torn ACL. Garoppolo was injured on a scramble late in the fourth quarter. C.J. Beathard will take over as the starting quarterback moving forward.

Notable: The San Francisco defense couldn't contain Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He finished the game 24-of-38 for 314 yards and three touchdowns. 49ers running back Matt Breida continued his impressive start to the season, carrying the ball 10 times for 90 yards. He is tied for the NFL lead in rushing yards.

Quotable: "It's very unfortunate. I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It was hard waking up today. We're all down and disappointed about it." – 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, via the Associated Press, on losing his quarterback for the season

Injury Update: In addition to Garoppolo, the 49ers will be without cornerback Richard Sherman for a couple weeks due to a calf strain.

Next up: The 49ers will travel to play the Chargers in Week 4


Last time out: Seahawks 24, Cowboys 13

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

Snapshot: Seattle's new-look defense played its best game of the season, forcing three turnovers and limiting the Cowboys to 303 total yards. The Seahawks scored 17 points in the second quarter to take control and made key plays down the stretch to keep the Cowboys at bay. Running back Chris Carson carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards and a touchdown.

Notable: Safety Earl Thomas had a pair of interceptions and safety Bradley McDougald punched the ball from Ezekiel Elliott's grasp in the fourth quarter to help the Seahawks secure their first win of the year. Elliott had 127 rushing yards for Dallas but the Seattle did a nice job of keeping Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in check. He threw for 168 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Quotable: "We were trying to get to our formula, and we just didn't get started well in the first couple games. But this is how we want to play. We couldn't be any more specific about it." – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, via, on winning with a familiar blueprint

Key Stat: 3. The positive turnover-differential for the Seahawks in the game.

Next up: The Seahawks travel to face the Cardinals in Week 4


Last time out: Rams 35, Chargers 23

Record: 3-0 overall, 1-0 in division

Snapshot: The Rams continued to roll, racking up 521 total yards and 33 first downs to remain undefeated. Quarterback Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns while running back Todd Gurley had 23 carries for 105 yards and a score. The Chargers drove deep into Los Angeles territory twice in the final quarter but only mustered a field goal on those possessions as the comeback bid fell short.

Notable: Cory Littleton blocked a punt and Blake Countess recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown to give the Rams an early 21-6 lead. The Rams' varied weapons were too tough for the Chargers defense to handle. Wide receiver Robert Woods led the way, catching 10 passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Quotable: "Coming out, they were kind of loud, but I think we quieted them up. At the end of the game, you knew whose house it was, who is L.A.'s team." – Woods, via the Associated Press, on winning the battle of Los Angeles teams

Injury Update: The Rams could be without cornerback Aqib Talib for several games after he suffered a high ankle sprain in the contest. Fellow star cornerback Marcus Peters could also be out this week with a calf injury.

Next up: The Rams will host the Vikings on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 4