A recap of the latest news and notes from around the NFC West division following Week 9's slate of NFL action:
What Happened:The Cardinals (4-4) took care of business on the road against San Francisco, leaving the Bay Area with a 20-10 win over the 49ers (0-9).
- With starting quarterback Carson Palmer sidelined for the next several weeks with a broken arm, Arizona relied on Adrian Peterson to carry the load offensively, and the veteran running back delivered, carrying a career-high 37 times for 159 yards in the win over San Francisco.
- Linebacker Karlos Dansby recorded a timely interception in Sunday’s win to become just the fifth player in NFL history with 20 picks and 40 sacks in a career.
- The Cardinals defense racked up five sacks and 16 quarterback hits in the win.
What's Next:Like the Seahawks, the Cardinals are operating on a short week this week and will host Seattle on Thursday Night Football in the Arizona desert.
Los Angeles Rams
What Happened:The Rams (6-2) dismantled the Giants (1-7) at New York, 51-17, winning their third game in a row and retaking possession of first place in the NFC West.
- A look at seven stats to know from Sunday’s win, including the fact that first-year head coach Sean McVay has the Rams off to their best start since 2001.
- A look at how McVay, the NFL's youngest head coach, addressed his club after its Week 9 win.
- Los Angeles racked up a season-high 473 yards of offense in Sunday's win, and reclaimed the title of the League’s top scoring team.
What's Next:The Rams host the Houston Texans (3-5) in Week 10 in Los Angeles.
San Francisco 49ers
What Happened:The 49ers (0-9) remain winless on the season after dropping a 20-10 result to the Cardinals.
- San Francisco rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard made his third start of the season, completing 24-of-51 throws for a season-high 294 yards. He also rushed for a touchdown in the loss.
- Head coach Kyle Shanahan discussed what went wrong against Arizona.
- 49ers players react after losing their ninth straight.
What's Next:San Francisco continues to look for its first win of the season as it welcomes the Giants to Levi's Stadium in Week 10 before going on bye in Week 11.
The Seahawks fall short 17-14 against the Redskins in Week 9 at CenturyLink Field.