Seahawks 3 - Rams 20
Seattle and St. Louis games have been pretty one-sided streaks as of late. St. Louis beat Seattle three times in 2004, including the wild card game in the playoffs. Since then, Seattle has owned the Rams, winning 10 straight games. The streak has been good because St. Louis is the only place Seattle has been able to win on the road as of late.
A lot has changed for both teams since their last meeting. Sam Bradford looks like Charlie Brown in his helmet, but he’s been playing like a number one pick for the Rams so far. Seattle dialed up the pressure on him Sunday afternoon, and it had an effect on the rookie. Given time, Bradford was accurate and deadly. After getting hit, he was a lot less accurate and hurried his throws.
The Rams offensive line and defense are better too. Overall, they look like a team that is on the upswing. They have problems, as all teams do, but on this day, the Seahawks were unable to exploit anything thanks to their own weaknesses.
Play of the Game:
I'm going to go with the busted fake field goal by the Seahawks. This is because they had the momentum up to that point. I’m all for aggressiveness, but sometimes you have to take the points. The field goal attempt was 51 yards, but you’re looking at the final minutes of the half. For the second game in a row, the Seahawks went into the locker room at halftime having missed an opportunity at points. And for what, a trick play that was not well run and did nothing for the Seahawks? Was it supposed to be a run or a pass? I’ve watching it way too many times and I’m still not sure.
1. Run defense – Stephen Jackson is an overrated punk bad ass wannabe and has never had a 100-yard rushing game against the Seahawks. Think about that for a moment. When Frank Gore was gashing Seattle a couple of years ago for 200 yards, Jackson, supposedly one of the best running backs in the league, did nothing against the Seahawks. This game he passed Marshall Faulk, a much better running back, for second all-time in Rams history. He also rushed 22 times for 70 yards.