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NFC West Report: Seahawks, Cardinals Win

Posted Sep 30, 2013

Checking in on how the 49ers divisional rivals fared in their Week 4 matchups around the NFL.


In this edition of the NFC West Report, 49ers.com recaps Week 4's action within the division.
 

St. Louis Rams

Decision: 35-11 loss to the 49ers.

Offense: Kicker Greg Zeurlein scored the game's first three points with a 40-yard field goal, but the Rams didn't score again until the fourth quarter.

Defense: Outside linebacker Alec Ogletree recorded seven tackles and forced a fumble.

Stat: Running backs Daryl Richardson and Benny Cunningham were held to 22 yards rushing on 16 carries.

Quote: “Obviously, as a football team, we have a lot to work on,” coach Jeff Fisher told Rams.com. “We’re going to have to take advantage of some opportunities here this weekend and early next week and try to get some of these issues fixed, namely running the football.”

Ahead: St. Louis hosts the Jacksonville Jaguards on Sunday.


Arizona Cardinals

Decision: 13-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Offense: The Cardinals scored 10 points -- quarterback Carson Palmer and wideout Larry Fitzgerald connected on a touchdown and Jay Feely making a 27-yard field goal -- in the final three-plus minutes.

Defense: Cornerback Patrick Peterson picked off new Bucs starter Mike Glennon twice; the latter interception came with less than a minute remaining and sealed the victory.

Stock Up: Rookie linebacker Dontay Moch recorded his first NFL sack.

Stat: The Cardinals had just 87 yards of offense at halftime; Palmer threw for 86 yards in the fourth quarter.

Quote: “I’m really surprised they threw toward him with the rookie quarterback,” coach Bruce Arians told AZCardinals.com regarding Peterson. “For a great athlete, he studies the game extremely hard. He probably could call the plays they were going to run at that point. I would argue he is the best in the league. It’s not even close in my opinion.”

Ahead: Arizona hosts the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.


Seattle Seahawks

Decision: 23-20 win over the Houston Texans.

Offense: Kicker Steven Hauschka nailed a 45-yard field goal in overtime to complete the Seahawks comeback from 17 points down at halftime.

Defense: Cornerback Richard Sherman's interception and touchdown return led to the 20-20 tie in regulation.

Stock Up: Hauschka made all three of his attempts on Sunday and is a perfect 8-for-8 this season.

Stat: Seattle is off to its first 4-0 start in franchise history.

Quote: “We knew it was coming,” Sherman told Seahawks.com regarding the Matt Schaub-thrown pass. “Kam (Chancellor) brings the pressure. I disguise. Earl (Thomas) disguises. And then you come make the play. Not everybody can make that play, because it’s a risk. It’s a high-risk, high-reward kind of play where you’ve got to jump it. You might get beat, but if you make the play you get a pick-six and change the game for your team."

Ahead: Seattle visits the Indianapolis Colts.