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Around The NFC West - Week Three

A look at the Cardinals' divisional opponents as San Francisco visits Arizona


The 49ers gave up three touchdown catches to Bears receiver Brandon Marshall in Sunday's loss.


Last time out: Bears 28, 49ers 20

Record: 1-1

Snapshot: The 49ers jumped out to a 17-0 lead but three fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Jay Cutler rallied the Bears to the victory. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick was 21-of-34 for 248 yards and a touchdown but threw three interceptions and lost a fumble.

Notable: The 49ers outgained the Bears 361-216, but four turnovers and 118 penalty yards resulted in the loss. Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall had three of Chicago's four touchdown receptions.

Quotable: Wide receiver Michael Crabtree to on blowing the lead: "We need that killer instinct. We just gave this game away."

Injury update: Tight end Vernon Davis left the game with an ankle injury and later was on crutches. His status for Sunday is cloudy.

Next up: The 49ers visit the Cardinals in Week 3.


Last time out: Chargers 30, Seahawks 21

Record: 1-1

Snapshot: The Chargers took a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter and never trailed again. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers finished 28-of-37 for 284 yards and three touchdowns and the Chargers didn't turn the ball over. Tight end Antonio Gates hauled in seven passes for 96 yards and three touchdowns.

Notable: The Seahawks averaged eight yards per rush and quarterback Russell Wilson finished 17-of-25 for 202 yards and two touchdowns, but Seattle had the ball for only 40 plays and couldn't rally after falling into a 13-point hole.

Quotable: Defensive end Cliff Avril to following the defeat: "The lesson that we learned today? That it's possible we can lose. I think we can't take it for granted. Teams are going to bring their 'A' game every week."

Key number:124.2. Rivers' passer rating, the highest against Seattle in the past 57 regular season games.

Next up: The Seahawks host the Broncos in a Super Bowl rematch in Week 3.


Last time out: Rams 19, Buccaneers 17

Record: 1-1

Snapshot: Greg Zuerlein connected on a 38-yard field goal with 38 seconds left to lift the Rams to victory. It was Zuerlein's fourth field goal of the day. The lead changed hands three times in the final 10 minutes.

Notable: St. Louis used third-string quarterback Austin Davis in the game and he played well, finishing 22-of-29 for 235 yards. Running back Zac Stacy had 19 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Quotable: Davis to on winning his first career start: "It's special -- I can't really describe it. I felt at peace out there. I felt at home."

Injury update:Backup quarterback Shaun Hill, the anointed starter after Sam Bradford was lost for the year in the preseason, missed the game with a thigh injury. Wide receiver Tavon Austin left the game with a knee injury.

Next up: The Rams host the Cowboys in Week 3.


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