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NFC West Update: Arizona Cardinals Earn Sixth Straight Victory, San Francisco 49ers Secure Overtime Win

A closer look at how the Seahawks' NFC West rivals fared in Week 13 around the NFL.

A closer look at how the Seahawks' NFC West rivals fared in Week 13 around the NFL:

Arizona Cardinals (10-2)

The Result

Arizona won its sixth straight game to maintain a three-game lead in the division over the Seahawks (7-5), securing a 27-3 road win over the St. Louis Rams.

What Happened

The Arizona offense piled up 524 total yards behind quarterback Carson Palmer, who finished 26-of-40 for 356 yards passing and two touchdowns, one to rookie running back David Johnson and another to rookie wide receiver J.J. Nelson ... The Cardinals were without running backs Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington to injury, but David Johnson filled in nicely, carrying 22 times for 99 yards in his first career start ... Fellow backup running back Kerwynn Williams carried six times for 59 yards, including his first career touchdown on a 35-yard run ... Veteran wideout Larry Fitzgerald made his 1,000th career reception and went over 1,000 yards receiving for the seventh time in his career, making a team-high eight grabs for 55 yards ... John Brown (113) and Michael Floyd (104) each topped 100 yards receiving.

What's Next

The Cardinals have a quick turnaround this week, as the club hosts the Minnesota Vikings (8-4) on Thursday Night Football from Glendale's University of Phoenix Stadium. With a win, Arizona will clinch a playoff spot.


St. Louis Rams (4-8)

The Result

The Rams were on the losing end of the game mentioned above, a 27-3 setback at home against Arizona.

What Happened

St. Louis finished 1-of-12 on third down and was held scoreless in the first half for the second time all season, struggles that contributed to the team making a change at offensive coordinator on Monday ... Quarterback Nick Foles finished 15-of-35 for 146 yards and an interception, his fourth in the past two games ...  ... Rookie running back Todd Gurley carried nine times for 41 yards ... Wideout Kenny Britt led the Rams receiving corps with two catches for 41 yards ... Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald picked up his eighth sack of the season.

Who's Hurt

Cornerback Janoris Jenkins and tight end Lance Kendricks were ruled out after suffering concussions late in the game. Kicker Zach Hocker strained his quad pregame, so punter Johnny Hekker handled kickoffs. Safety T.J. McDonald had his shoulder banged up and will undergo further evaluation. Quarterback Case Keenum will return to the starting lineup for the team's next game after missing the past two weeks while undergoing NFL concussion protocol.

What's Next

The Rams continue their three-game home-stand with a Week 14 matchup against the Detroit Lions (4-8) at St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome.


San Francisco 49ers (4-8)

The Result

The 49ers earned a 26-20 overtime win on the road against the Chicago Bears (5-7).

What Happened

San Francisco quarterback Blaine Gabbert ripped off a 44-yard run to tie the score at 20 with less than two minutes to play in regulation and then threw a 71-yard touchdown to wide receiver Torrey Smith to win the game in overtime ... Gabbert finished 18-of-32 for 196 yards and the game-winning touchdown toss to Smith ... Running back Shaun Draughn carried 13 times for 36 yards and caught five balls for 50 yards ... Defensive back Jimmie Ward recorded his first career interception and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown ... Linebacker NaVorro Bowman led the Niners defense with 14 total tackles.

Who's Hurt

According to San Francisco head coach Jim Tomsula, linebacker Aaron Lynch and tight end Vance McDonald are in concussion protocol, while linebacker Michael Wilhoite will receive an MRI on his ankle.

What's Next

The Niners hit the road for a Week 14 matchup with the Browns (2-10) at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium.

Team photographer Rod Mar went with the Seahawks on their business trip to Minnesota and had this perspective of the team's exciting 38-7 win over the Vikings in Week 13. 

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