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NFC West roundup: The Rams and Cardinals lose, Seahawks edge Cowboys

It would have been better if the Cowboys hung on.

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Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season was a good one for the San Francisco 49ers. Without 10 starters, the Niners blew out the New York Giants 36-9 at MetLife Stadium. To make things even better, two of the 49ers’ NFC West rivals lost.

Seattle Seahawks (3-0) won 38-31 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has been great to start the season. He went 27-of-40 for 315 yards and five touchdowns to lead Seattle to the win. It was an entertaining game between the two teams that came down to the wire. Wilson hit DK Metcalf for a 29-yard touchdown with 1:29 on the clock, and the Seahawks converted on their two-point conversion to take a seven-point lead.

The Cowboys were able to get to Seattle’s 26-yard line with less than 20 seconds to go, but Dak Prescott was picked off in the end zone on a third-and-14 by Ryan Neal. The win could come at a major cost for the Seahawks. All Pro safety Jamal Adams and running back Chris Carson left the game with injuries are did not return.

Next up: @ Miami Dolphins

Los Angeles Rams (2-1) lost 35-32 to the Buffalo Bills.

It was a wild affair between the Rams and Bills. Buffalo dominated early and held a 28-3 lead early in the third quarter before L.A. came storming back. Quarterback Jarod Goff led the Rams to four-consecutive scoring drives, and they took a 32-28 lead late in the fourth quarter. The Bills were able to march down the field to set up a fourth-and-7 from the Rams’ 13-yard line.

Buffalo QB Josh Allen threw an incomplete pass, but L.A.’s Darious Williams was called for a questionable pass interference called that set the Bills up on the 3-yard line. Allen hit Tyler Kroft on the next play with just 15 seconds on the clock, giving the Bills a narrow win.

Goff threw for 321 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick in the loss. The Rams should get back in the win column with an easy matchup next week.

Next up: vs. New York Giants

Arizona Cardinals (2-1) lost 26-23 to the Detroit Lions.

It was an ugly outing for Kyler Murray. The second-year Cardinals QB threw three interceptions in the loss, as Arizona squandered an opportunity to start the year 3-0. Murray and the Cardinals offense were forced to punt with less than five minutes to go in the fourth quarter, which led to the Lions’ game-winning drive.

Matthew Stafford led Detroit 70 yards down the field setting up kicker Matt Prater’s field goal as time expired to end the Lions’ 11-game losing streak.

De’Andre Hopkins was dominant once again for Arizona. The wide receiver caught 10 passes for 137 yards for the Cardinals.

Next up: @ Carolina Panthers