first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Defensive Player of the Week: Bruce Irvin, LB, Seattle – Irvin filled the stat sheet Sunday, racking up five total tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss and two quarterback hits.Honorable Mention: Seattle S Kam Chancellor, Seattle S Earl Thomas, San Francisco LB NaVorro Bowman Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   2-3841131-11-22-22-00-10-1 Wilson: “We did a lot of great things but we didn’t do enough great things.” #CARvsSEA— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 19, 2015 San Francisco 49ers 25, Baltimore Ravens 20The Niners got off the schneid with an impressive, wire-to-wire effort against the struggling Ravens.Colin Kaepernick threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76-yard strike to Torrey Smith, Phil Dawson kicked four field goals and the defense picked off Joe Flacco twice in the win.San Francisco Money Quote: “We’re a 2-4 football team that needs to get some more wins. Our team is building where we’re gradually picking up momentum.” — KaepernickStat of the Game: It was Kaepernick’s fifth career 300-yard game. San Francisco is 4-1 when he hits that milestone. The only loss came in Week 2 this season — a 43-18 defeat in Pittsburgh.Kap: “We had opportunities and took advantage of them. Our offensive line came out strong.”— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 19, 2015 Week 6 Award WinnersOffensive Player of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco – Kapernick was solid throughout, and didn’t have to scramble too much. In terms of QB rating (128.2), this was the signal caller’s fourth-best career outing.Honorable Mention: Arizona WR John Brown, San Francisco WR Torrey Smith, Seattle TE Jimmy Graham 4-22031152-12-14-11-12-00-1 Here are some numbers from #AZvsPIT. #AZCardinals— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 18, 2015 Carolina Panthers 27, Seattle Seahawks 23Another game, another blown fourth-quarter lead, another loss. That sentence pretty much encapsulates the Seahawks’ season so far. After Steven Hauschka kicked a 43-yard field goal with 11:46 remaining, things looked pretty good for Seattle as they led 23-14. But the Panthers responded. Jonathan Stewart capped an 80-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. The Seahawks took over with 3:55 to go and started the drive with a 20-yard pass play from Russell Wilson to Jimmy Graham, who was a much bigger part of the offense Sunday. But a key holding penalty and a sack stalled the drive and Seattle had to punt. Cam Newton then engineered another 80-yard scoring drive, hitting tight end Greg Olsen on a beautiful 26-yard touchdown strike with just :32 left to keep Carolina unbeaten. On the last two drives, Newton went 11-of-13 for 156 yards and a touchdown, sprinkling completions to seven different receivers. Seattle Money Quote: “It just was a confusion about what call we were in. There were a couple calls being signaled in that were different. And the game’s at a fast pace, so you’ve got to make a decision.” — Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, on what happened on the TD pass to Olsen. Stat of the Game: Per ESPN, opposing QBs have completed 82.5 percent of their passes for 611 yards and four touchdowns in the fourth quarter or overtime against Seattle. 2-41001602-10-31-30-11-11-1 Only three of the four NFC West teams were in action in Week 6, but half the division gained ground in the standings.The San Francisco 49ers snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over Baltimore, while the idle St. Louis Rams actually helped themselves by not playing.The Arizona Cardinals stumbled in Pittsburgh while the Seattle Seahawks squandered a fourth-quarter lead (sound familiar?) in a loss to the Carolina Panthers. 2-41341252-10-32-30-12-10-1 San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton (11) celebrates with fans after scoring on a touchdown reception against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Here’s a closer look at what went down in the NFC West in Week 6.Pittsburgh Steelers 25, Arizona Cardinals 13No Ben Roethlisberger for the Steelers. His replacement, Mike Vick, was injured in the third quarter leaving head coach Mike Tomlin to turn to third-stringer Landry Jones, who had never taken a snap in a regular-season game.Experience? Who needs experience?Jones gave the Steelers a passing threat that they haven’t had since Roethlisberger’s injury. The former Oklahoma star completed 8-of-12 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns in the Pittsburgh win.The Cardinals had their chances. Trailing 18-13, Carson Palmer drove them to the Pittsburgh 20-yard line, but tried to force a throw to a well-covered John Brown in the end zone. Safety Mike Mitchell picked it off to preserve the win.Arizona Money Quote: “Just did a play-action. Thought I had the safety sucked up and never saw him. Can’t happen. You’ve got to see that guy and I didn’t see him in the middle of the field. I thought I had Smokey wide open running down the post and I’m very frustrated with myself for not seeing that.” — Cardinals QB Carson PalmerStat of the Game: The Cardinals were -3 in turnovers. They are now 2-7 in games in which they fail to force a turnover since Bruce Arians took over as head coach in 2013. Special Teams Player of the Week: Phil Dawson, K, San Francisco – Dawson kicked four field goals, including a 53-yarder against Baltimore. It was his 35th career field goal from 50 yards or longer and his 16th career game with four or more field goals.Honorable Mention: Seattle K Steven Hauschka, Seattle P Jon Ryan – / 98 Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires TeamOverallPFPAHomeAwayConf.Div.NFC NorthAFC North Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more