The Los Angeles Rams came to CenturyLink Field and faced not only the Seattle Seahawks, but their 12th man too. Despite a rocky start, vital injuries to Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks and a defensive implosion; the Rams managed to stay victorious, 33-31.
The Rams blocked a punt that drove them to the red zone. Jared Goff’s short pass to Todd Gurley was deflected and picked off by DE Frank Clark. The Seahawks pounded the ball on the ground and drew first blood on a Mike Davis touchdown run. The Rams retaliated quickly as they fed Gurley a 2-yard touchdown run to tie the game at seven late in the first quarter.
The Rams were stopped on the goal line, which prompted for Cairo Santos’s first field goal as a Ram to take the lead, 10-7. Russell Wilson unloaded the following drive on a perfectly thrown 39-yard bomb to Tyler Lockett to regain the lead, 14-10. Goff continued his aerial assault and eventually found Kupp for a 6-yard touchdown pass. The lead changed once again in favor of the Rams, 17-14. Sebastian Janikowski tied the game up at 17 with two minutes remaining in the first half.
Unfortunately, the Seahawks came out of the gates running and Wilson found David Moore for a 3-yard touchdown pass to take the lead, 24-17. Injuries hampered the Rams’ receiving corps, but Josh Reynolds stepped up for 39 receiving yards and 10 rushing yards in the same drive. His efforts led up to a Gurley 2-yard touchdown run; Rams tied it up at 24. Marcus Peters continued to struggle and Wilson connected with Moore for his second touchdown reception, 31-24 Seahawks.
The back-and-forth scoring continued in the fourth quarter as Gurley found the end zone again. Unfortunately, the Rams’ kicker issues continued as Santos missed the extra point attempt; Seahawks kept the lead, 31-30. Santos made up for it the following drive, nailing 36-yard field goal, 33-31. The Rams came up with a critical fourth down conversion on their own 40-yardline to win the game.
The undefeated Rams will travel to Denver to take on the Broncos in Week 6. Kickoff begins at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, October 14.