With so much riding on this game, it’s only fitting that the Los Angeles Rams versus the Seattle Seahawks aired on Sunday Night Football. The rematch of these two NFC West rivals was crucial not just to the division, but the rest of the NFC too.
Seattle opened the game, utilizing their power running game and found themselves with a 39-yard Jason Myers field goal. But, Jared Goff led the Rams downfield the following drive, finding Robert Woods and Tyler Higbee for large gains. But it was Malcolm Brown that muscled it in for a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Rams a 7-3 lead.
Early in the second quarter, the Rams controlled time of possession by attacking with a balanced offense. Getting a heavy workload to Todd Gurley, but it was Goff that found Woods for a 2-yard touchdown pass. The Rams take a 14-3 lead with 11:28 left in the half. The Rams defense stopped the Seahawks on a crucial fourth-and-short thanks to a clutch pass deflection by Jalen Ramsey. But, the Rams offense couldn’t capitalize after a quick three-and-out. Didn’t seem to matter much though, the following offensive possession Goff found Cooper Kupp for a 10-yard touchdown pass. The Rams take a commanding 21-3 lead with :56 left in the first half.
The beginning of the second half, the Rams began driving but Goff threw a pick-six to Quandre Diggs. Myers missed the extra point attempt to cut the Rams lead to 21-9. The following drive, Goff made another ill-advised pass, but was picked again by Diggs. The Seahawks couldn’t capitalize though since they began on their own 3-yard line. The Rams offense had a short field to work with but ended up with nothing after Greg Zuerlein’s 37-yard attempt was blocked by Rasheem Green.
Both defenses played well to prevent any scoring for several possessions. But, Gurley found the end zone with 11:07 left in the game. Rams up 28-9. The Seahawks shaved a ton of time off the board with a 4:04 drive and wound up with a 34-yard Myers field goal to slightly trim the lead, 28-12. Any hope the Seahawks had ended when Russell Wilson surrendered a pick to Troy Hill. The final score is 28-12, Rams.
The Los Angeles Rams will continue their quest for the NFL playoffs next week in Dallas. The Rams will take on the Cowboys Sunday, December 15th at 1:25 p.m. on FOX.