NFC West Update: San Francisco 49ers "Probably Hit Their Best Stride" Ahead of Thursday's Matchup with Seattle

A look at what went down around the NFC West in Week 6.

The 49ers, Seattle's Week 6 opponent, were the only NFC West team to secure a win in Week 6, a result that snapped a four-game losing streak for San Francisco (2-4).

"I think they're just scrambling to get it together, too, with a new squad, new [play] callers and all of that," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday. "Unfortunately, they probably hit their best stride the week before they play us. We'll see what happens."

Seattle, as 12s know, couldn't hold a fourth-quarter lead against the Carolina Panthers, who tossed a game-winning touchdown in the waning moments of Sunday's matchup at CenturyLink Field to remain unbeaten (5-0) on the year. The Arizona Cardinals (4-2) faced a similar result on the road in Pittsburgh, letting a halftime lead slip away in a loss to the Steelers. And while St. Louis didn't record a win, it didn't record a loss either because the Rams watched Sunday's action from home on their bye week.

Here's a closer look at how the rest of the NFC West fared in Week 6 around the NFL:

San Francisco 49ers (2-4)

The Result

The 49ers notched a 25-20 home win over the Baltimore Ravens (1-5).

What Happened

The Niners snapped a four-game losing streak thanks large in part to the arm of Colin Kaepernick, who hit on 16 of his 27 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns, good for a 128.2 quarterback rating ... Wide receiver Anquan Boldin was Kaepernick's favorite target, hauling in five balls for 102 yards, 2015 free-agent addition Torrey Smith made three grabs for 96 yards and a touchdown, and fullback Bruce Miller also got in on the action, recording three catches for 89 yards ... Boldin, Smith, and Miller each had a catch of 50 yards or more ... Wide receiver Quinton Patton scored his first NFL touchdown ... Running back Carlos Hyde carried 21 times for 55 yards, a 2.6-yard average ... Linebacker NaVorro Bowman led the way with 15 tackles ... Cornerback Kenneth Acker and linebacker Michael Wilhoite each snagged interceptions of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

Who's Hurt

Carlos Hyde had a sore foot during Sunday's game, but it isn't expected to keep him out of action this week. Outside of Hyde, Niners coach Jim Tomsula said Anquan Boldin experienced some tightness in his leg and safety Eric Reid had the wind knocked out of him in the second half.

What's Next

You already know. The 49ers host the Seahawks in Week 7 at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium.


Arizona Cardinals (4-2)

The Result

The Cardinals dropped a 25-13 road result to the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2).

What Happened

The Cardinals had a 279-59 advantage in total yardage at halftime, but only held a 10-3 lead ... The Arizona offense couldn't muster many points in the second half and its defense let third-string quarterback Landry Jones lead Pittsburgh to a come-from-behind victory with Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger both out to injury ... Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer threw for 421 yards and a touchdown, but also tossed two interceptions ... John Brown made 10 catches for 196 yards and Larry Fitzgerald added eight grabs for 93 yards

Who's Hurt

Tight end Darren Fells strained his shoulder in Sunday's game and is reportedly out 2-3 weeks.

What's Next

The Cardinals host the Ravens on Monday Night Football in Week 7 at Glendale's University of Phoenix Stadium.


St. Louis Rams (2-3)

What Happened

St. Louis was the first NFC West team to enjoy its bye week, so the club was off in Week 6.

What's Next

The Rams face the Cleveland Browns (2-4) at home in Week 7.

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