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Around The NFC West - Week Six

A look at the Cardinals' divisional opponents, as well as upcoming foe Washington


Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs with the ball in Monday's win over the Redskins


Last time out: 49ers 22, Chiefs 17

Record: 3-2 overall, 0-1 in division

Snapshot: Phil Dawson kicked five field goals, including the go-ahead boot from 27 yards out with 8:42 remaining as San Francisco outlasted the Chiefs. Running back Frank Gore finished with 18 carries for 107 yards.

Notable: The 49ers trailed by a point in the fourth quarter when they ran a fake punt on 4th-and-1 from their 29. Safety Craig Dahl took the snap and rushed three yards for the first down. The trickery led to Dawson's go-ahead field goal. Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith was 17-of-31 for 175 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the matchup against his former team.

Quotable: Dahl on picking up the first down on the fake punt, via "Had we not gotten it, it would have been almost disastrous for our team. You just have to execute in pressure situations like that and make a big play for the team when we needed one."

Key number: 9. The total yards for the Chiefs in the fourth quarter, on a pass from Smith to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.

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


Last time out: Seahawks 27, Redskins 17

Record: 3-1

Snapshot: Ill-timed penalties on Seattle let Washington hang around, as the Redskins pulled to within 24-17 on a touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Andre Roberts with 3:35 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks responded with an 8-play, 55-yard drive and kicker Steven Hauschka iced the win with a 43-yard field goal with 21 seconds remaining.

Notable: Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson was 18-of-24 for 201 yards and two touchdowns through the air and added 11 carries for 122 yards and a score on the ground. Wilson's rushing total was the most in the history of Monday Night Football.

Quotable: Wide receiver Percy Harvin, who had three touchdowns called back by penalty: "Well, the first one I was cool with. I was like, 'OK.' Then the second one happened, I was like, 'Wow.' And then the third one happened I just flipped my hands down. I couldn't believe it."

Key number: 164. The number of scramble yards by Wilson this season, per ESPN Stats and Information, the most in the NFL.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Cowboys in Week 6


Last time out: Eagles 34, Rams 28

Record: 1-3

Snapshot: The Rams cut a 34-7 deficit to six and had the ball with a chance to win, but their final drive stalled at their 47 when quarterback Austin Davis threw incomplete on 4th-and-13.  Davis finished with 375 yards passing and three touchdowns, with Brian Quick catching five of those balls for 87 yards and a score.

Notable: The Eagles offense is still having trouble, but the defense and special teams continue to do the trick. Chris Maragos returned a block 10 yards for a touchdown and Cedric Thornton recovered a fumble in the end zone to help pit Philadelphia to its big lead.

Quotable: Davis to on the state of the team: "The record is what it is, but we're a couple plays here and there from being where we want to be. We've got to stay the course and we've got to find a way to eliminate mistakes and make plays when the game is on the line. I think we're heading in the right direction. This is a tough one, though."

Key number: 702. Passing yards for Davis in the past two games, although the Rams have lost them both.

Next up: The Rams host the 49ers in Week 6


Last time out: Seahawks 27, Redskins 17

Record: 1-4

Snapshot: The Redskins fell into a 17-0 hole, and while they clawed to within a touchdown on two occasions in the second half, they couldn't get over the hump. Quarterback Kirk Cousins finished 21-of-36 for 283 yards and two touchdowns but running back Alfred Morris had only 29 yards on 13 carries.

Notable: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had five catches for 157 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown reception. It was his 14th receiving touchdown of 50 yards or more in the NFL. Jackson also hauled in a 57-yard pass to set up a field goal.

Quotable: Coach Jay Gruden on his team's struggles: "Overall, as a group offensively, our running game's not quite good enough. Obviously our deep passing game's not quite good enough. We're not quite good enough anywhere."

Injury update: Starting quarterback Robert Griffin III has missed the past three games with a dislocated left ankle and won't play against the Cardinals. Tight end Jordan Reed has played only one game this year because of a hamstring injury but could return Sunday.

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