The Los Angeles Rams traveled to Seattle to take on divisional foes, the Seahawks. It’s never easy to come into CenturyLink Field and escape with a win, but the Rams were seeking redemption.
The Rams defense began with a chip on their shoulder pads. They pressured quarterback Russell Wilson, and when he barely managed to dish it off to Jaron Brown, Nickell Robey-Coleman stripped the ball away and Marcus Peters recovered. This led to a 47-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein to give the Rams a 3-0 lead. The Rams drove downfield on their following possession, but the Seahawk defense once again limited them to a 32-yard Zuerlein field goal. The Rams expanded their lead to 6-0. The Seahawks weren’t done though, Wilson made an amazing throw to Tyler Lockett at the corner of the end zone to take a 7-6 lead with a little over minute in the first quarter.
Wilson continued his onslaught in the second quarter when he found rookie D.K. Metcalf for a 40-yard passing touchdown. The Seahawks extended their lead to 14-6. The Seahawks almost added to their lead, but Jason Myers missed a 48-yard field goal. The Rams took advantage of the missed points when Jared Goff found Cooper Kupp in end zone to cut the lead to 14-13 heading into halftime.
The Rams regained the lead on the first drive of the third quarter with 8-yard touchdown run by Todd Gurley. Rams lead 20-14. The Seahawks took advantage of great field position and scored when Wilson found David Moore. The Seahawks retake the lead, 21-20. But, Jared Goff made an amazing pass to Gerald Everett for a 32-yard pass in the middle of the field. It set up a 1-yard touchdown run for Gurley. The Rams attempted a two-point conversion, but Goff was just short to keep the game to 26-21.
With 13:37 left in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks trimmed the lead with a 42-yard field. Rams had a slight 26-24 lead. The Rams drove downfield the following drive but was limited to 36-yard Zuerlein field goal. Score now at 29-24. The Seahawks took a risky move converting on fourth down to take lead. A two-point conversion was attempted and failed, but the Seahawks now lead 30-29 with 2:28 left in the game. Linebacker Tedric Thompson almost sealed the game with an interception after going through the hands of Everett. But the Rams stopped the Seahawks and received a last opportunity. The drove the ball downfield and setup for a 44-yard field goal, but Zuerlein was a little wide, and the Rams lost their second straight game.
The Rams will come back to Los Angeles to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, October 13. Kickoff begins at 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX.