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Around The NFC West - Week 5

Catching up on the latest from the Cardinals' division opponents


Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor forces a fumble moments before Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson crosses the goal-line.


Last time out: Packers 17, 49ers 3

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

Snapshot: The 49ers did a nice job of keeping Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in check, but the offense couldn't take advantage. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick was 13-of-25 for 160 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. The 49ers have scored 10 points in their past two games.

Notable: Rodgers was held to 224 passing yards and a season-low one touchdown pass. The 49ers trailed by only four points at halftime but couldn't get anything going offensively. Kaepernick was sacked six times and running back Carlos Hyde finished with only 20 yards rushing on eight carries.

Quotable: "We're an offense that can run the ball and throw the ball. We're not doing either well right now," – 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith

Key stat:3. Previous wins for Kaepernick against Green Bay without a loss, but his star has dimmed considerably since the hot start to his career.

Next up: The 49ers travel to play the Giants on Sunday Night Football in Week 5


Last time out: Seahawks 13, Lions 10      

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

Snapshot: Safety Kam Chancellor popped the ball loose from Lions receiver Calvin Johnson at the 1-yard line to prevent the go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 remaining. Linebacker K.J. Wright batted the fumble out of the back of the end zone, which should have been a penalty and given Detroit a first-and-goal inside the 1, but the call was not made. Seattle picked up a first down on the ensuing possession to secure the win.

Notable: The non-call came in the same end zone as the "Fail Mary" three years ago, when another disputed call gave the Seahawks a victory when officials ruled Golden Tate caught a touchdown pass on the final play of the game. Tate now plays for the Lions. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson finished the game 20-of-26 for 287 yards with a touchdown but was sacked six times.

Quotable: "The back judge was on the play and in his judgment he didn't feel it was an overt act so he didn't throw the flag," – NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, to NFL Network, on why there was no penalty on Wright's batted ball in the end zone.

Injury update: Running back Marshawn Lynch missed the game with a hamstring injury.

Next up: The Seahawks travel to play the Bengals on Sunday in Week 5

Images of last year's memorable victory over the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field


Last time out: Rams 24, Cardinals 22

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

Snapshot: The Cardinals had a second-and-2 from the Rams' 43 at the two-minute warning needing a field goal to take the lead, but threw incomplete on three consecutive passes. Rams running back Todd Gurley picked up a pair of first downs on St. Louis' final drive to run out the clock. St. Louis fumbled twice deep in their territory near the end of the third quarter, but recovered the first one and had the second one blown dead on forward progress.

Notable: Gurley finished with 19 carries for 146 yards, 144 of which came in the second half. St. Louis won the turnover margin 3-0 and held the Cardinals to one touchdown in five red zone trips. Quarterback Nick Foles was 16-of-24 for 171 yards with three touchdowns and wideout Tavon Austin had six catches for 96 yards and two scores.

Quotable: "Every time we are in the red zone, we don't let nobody cross into the end zone," – Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who had an interception in the first half.

Key number: 4. Sacks for the Rams. Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was sacked a league-low one time in the first three games.

Next up: The Rams travel to play the Packers on Sunday in Week 5

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