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Around The NFC West: Week 8

The Rams stay undefeated, but not without some drama

A fumble by Packers return man Ty Montgomery helped the Rams stay unbeaten on the season.
A fumble by Packers return man Ty Montgomery helped the Rams stay unbeaten on the season.


Last time out: Cardinals 18, 49ers 15

Record: 1-7 overall, 0-3 in division

Snapshot: The 49ers led by 12 points in the fourth quarter before allowing the Cardinals to rally with a pair of touchdown drives. San Francisco had the ball near midfield as time ticked down, but an errant snap and subsequent incompletion ended the chance at a game-tying field goal.

Notable: Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin had a 55-yard touchdown reception against Cardinals star cornerback Patrick Peterson. Safety Jaquiski Tartt had an interception. The 49ers are tied with the Raiders for the worst record in the NFL.

Quotable: "We're fighting. Unfortunately, we're not getting the results. These have been some of the toughest losses I've seen." – cornerback Richard Sherman on coming up short in close games

Injury Update: Linebacker Reuben Foster (hamstring), safety Antone Exum (concussion) and Tartt (shoulder) left the game.

Next up: The 49ers will host the Raiders on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 9


Last time out: Seahawks 28, Lions 14

Record: 4-3 overall, 1-1 in division

Snapshot: Quarterback Russell Wilson was phenomenal, completing 14-of-17 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns to finish with a perfect passer rating. He found David Moore, Ed Dickson and Tyler Lockett in the end zone. Seattle scored 21 points in the second quarter to take control and was never truly threatened.

Notable: Punter Michael Dickson ran for a first down on a fourth-and-8 from the Seattle 3 late in the fourth quarter to help ice the win. He was supposed to take a safety on the play but saw an opening and took off. Chris Carson had 25 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Quotable: "We can do whatever we want right now." – Wilson, via the Associated Press, on the suddenly high-powered offense

Key Stat: 5. The number of tackles for linebacker K.J. Wright, who debuted after missing the first six games of the year with a knee injury.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 9


Last time out: Rams 29, Packers 27

Record: 8-0 overall, 3-0 in division

Snapshot: Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein hit a 34-yard field goal with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter and Packers return man Ty Montgomery fumbled the ensuing kickoff to keep Los Angeles undefeated. The Rams faced their largest deficit of the season when Green Bay took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter, but Los Angeles fought back.

Notable: Quarterback Jared Goff was 19-of-35 for 295 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Todd Gurley carried the ball 25 times for 114 yards and added six catches for 81 yards and a score. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 286 yards and a touchdown.

Quotable: "The plan was to stay in (the end zone) and give the ball to Aaron Rodgers," Packers coach Mike McCarthy, via, on Montgomery's late fumble on the kickoff return

Key Stat: 10. The number of sacks for Aaron Donald on the season, which leads the NFL, after two more on Sunday.

Next up: The Rams travel to play the Saints in Week 9