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Around The NFC West: Week 5

Rams coach Sean McVay (left) called a late QB sneak for Jared Goff which secured a win over Seattle.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Last time out: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18

Record: 1-4 overall, 0-1 in division

Snapshot: The 49ers trailed by two points with under five minutes remaining and had the ball, but their chances of winning vanished when quarterback C.J. Beathard lost a fumble that was returned by Cardinals linebacker Josh Bynes for a touchdown. It was one of five turnovers on the day for San Francisco, while the Cardinals had zero.

Notable: The 49ers outgained the Cardinals 447-220 and had 23 more first downs but couldn’t consistently find the end zone. San Francisco scored on their opening drive for a 6-0 lead but the Cardinals responded with a 75-yard score on their first offensive play from scrimmage and never trailed again.

Quotable: “You look at a lot of those things, it’s hard to find how you lost a game. Then it’s very easy when you look at the turnover column.” – 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on winning many of the statistical battles in the loss

Injury Update: Running back Matt Breida left the contest with an ankle injury.

Next up: The 49ers travel to face the Packers in Week 6

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Last time out: Rams 33, Seahawks 31

Record: 2-3 overall, 1-1 in division

Snapshot: The Seahawks led by a touchdown heading into the fourth quarter but the Rams scored the final nine points of the game to eke out the victory. Los Angeles was preparing to punt on 4th-and-1 from its own territory with under two minutes remaining, but after a Seattle timeout, Rams coach Sean McVay changed his mind. Quarterback Jared Goff gained the first down on a quarterback sneak and the Rams ran out the clock.

Notable: Seahawks wide receiver David Moore had three catches for 38 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Running back Chris Carson had 19 carries for 116 yards. The defense gave up 468 total yards but did intercept Goff twice.

Quotable: “We were there. Knock a couple more yards out, kick a field goal and win the game. Unfortunately, we didn’t get it.” – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, via the Associated Press, on never getting the ball back for a game-winning drive

Key Stat: 5.9. The average yards per carry for the Seahawks in the contest, as they gained 190 yards on 32 rushing attempts.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Raiders in Week 6

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Last time out: Rams 33, Seahawks 31

Record: 5-0 overall, 2-0 in division

Snapshot: Cairo Santos missed an extra point early in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game at 31, but he atoned for it by hitting a 39-yard field goal with 6:05 remaining as the Rams remained undefeated. They are the only unbeaten team remaining in the NFC and one of two left in the NFL, along with the Chiefs.

Notable: Running back Todd Gurley had another big day, carrying the ball 22 times for 77 yards and three touchdowns. Cooper Kupp had six catches for 90 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with a head injury. Ndamukong Suh and Aaron Donald each had a sack.

Quotable: “When these games come around, can you finish? That's what we did today.” – Gurley, via the Associated Press, on pulling on the close road victory

Injury Update: Wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Kupp are both in the concussion protocol but have a chance to play on Sunday.

Next up: The Rams travel to face the Broncos in Week 6

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