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NFC West Report: Seahawks, Rams Win

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Checking in on how the 49ers divisional rivals fared in their Week 6 matchups around the NFL.

In this edition of the NFC West Report, 49ers.com recaps Week 6's action within the division.
 

St. Louis Rams

Decision: 38-13 win over the Houston Texans.

Offense: Quarterback Sam Bradford's third touchdown pass gave the Rams a 24-6 lead in the third quarter.

Defense: Outside linebacker Alex Ogletree intercepted Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, returning the ball 98 yards for an insurance touchdown.

Stock up: Rookie running back Zac Stacy continued to emerge in his second straight start, compiling 79 yards on 18 carries.

Stat: Not since 2003, the last season St. Louis won the division, had the Rams beaten a team by 25 points.

Quote: “We ran the ball more times than we threw it," Rams coach Jeff Fisher told StLouisRams.com, "and it’s worked for us the last couple of weeks."

Ahead: St. Louis visits Carolina in Week 7.


Arizona Cardinals

Decision: 32-20 defeat to the 49ers.

Offense: Feast or famine continued to color quarterback Carson Palmer's days as a Cardinal -- he threw two interceptions and two touchdown pass, including a 75-yard pass-and-catch connection with Larry Fitzgerald.

Defense: Arizona lost arguably its best player on the unit, defensive end Calais Campbell, to a scary injury late in the game, perhaps just when they needed him most.

Stock up: Safety Yeremiah Bell had trouble covering tight end Vernon Davis, but he impressed with a goal-line interception on a deflected pass from 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Stat: The Cardinals went 5-16 at Candlestick Park over the years.

Quote: "I'm not going to sleep at all," Fitzgerald told AZCardinals.com. "I let my team down."

Ahead: Arizona hosts Seattle on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 7.


Seattle Seahawks

Decision: 20-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Offense: Running back Marshawn Lynch racked up 155 all-purpose yards, including a single-game career high 78 through the air.

Defense: Safety Earl Thomas caught one interception, and his coverage on another play helped cornerback Richard Sherman grab his own pick.

Stock up: Rookie defensive tackle Jordan Hill recorded his first NFL sack.

Stat: Quarterback Russell Wilson has fashioned an 11-0 record when playing at home, making him the league's fourth signal-caller ever to win his first 11 games at his own ballpark.

Quote: “We kind of made it rough on ourselves today,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll  told Seahawks.com. “We made enough mistakes to make it a close game.”

Ahead: Seattle visits Arizona on "Thursday Night Football" in Week 7.