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NFC West Report: Seahawks Survive Bucs

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Checking in on how the 49ers divisional rivals fared in their Week 9 matchups around the NFL.


In this edition of the NFC West Report, 49ers.com recaps Week 9's action within the division.

San Francisco and the Arizona Cardinals were idle.


St. Louis Rams

Decision: 28-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Offense: Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens fumbled the ball at his own 19-yard line with the game tied and just over three minutes remaining.

Defense: The unit couldn't corral Titans running back Chris Johnson, who registered his first 100-yard game (150 yards) and touchdowns (two) of the season.

Stock (still) up: Rookie running back Zac Stacey recorded his second straight 100-yard game on the ground, racking up 127 yards on 27 carries; he also had 55 yards receiving.

Stat: Stacey's two touchdowns were the Rams first rushing scores of the season, nine games into their schedule.

Quote: "As I anticipated, we expected Kellen to get better in Week 2, in his second start,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher told StLouisRams.com. "We’ve got to try to avoid throwing the ball at the end zone on the last play of the game to win or tie like we have the last couple of weeks. That means you’ve got to play better within the first three quarters."

Ahead: St. Louis visits the Indianapolis Colts (6-2) in Week 10.


Seattle Seahawks

Decision: 27-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Offense: Kicker Steven Hauschka kicked a 27-yard fied goal in overtime to complete the team's comeback from 21 points down.

Defense: After yielding three second-quarter, Mike Glennon-tossed touchdown passes, the secondary clamped down for the remainder of the game.

Stock down: Center Max Unger, whose blocking and line direction helped spring Marshawn Lynch to his 125-yard game on the ground, left in the fourth quarter with a concussion.

Stat: The Seahawks have won a franchise record 12 straight games at home, all with Russell Wilson under center.

Quote: "To see that Russell finds a way to get us into position to win again, he’s just a terrific football player and a great leader," Seattle coach Pete Carroll told Seahawks.com regarding Wilson, who threw a pair of touchdown passes and rushed for one. "He never thought for a second that we weren’t going to win this football game. He made the plays he needed to make to put us in position to do it."

Ahead: Seattle visits the Atlanta Falcons (2-6) in Week 10.