The Los Angeles Rams crushed the Seattle Seahawks 42-7 on Sunday, December 17. The Rams (10-4) take a two-game lead over the Seahawks (8-6) in the NFC West with two weeks left in the season.
Running back Todd Gurley led the Rams with 152 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries. He added three receptions for 28 yards and a score. Wide receiver Robert Woods caught six passes for 45 yards and a touchdowns. Quarterback Jared Goff controlled the line of scrimmage throughout the game. He completed 14 of 21 passes for 120 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
However, while the offense proved efficient, the Rams defense set the tone. Defensive lineman Aaron Donald sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson three times, and linebacker Robert Quinn posted two sacks as well.
Wide receiver Pharoh Cooper set the tone on special teams. He compiled 128 punt return yards on seven attempts. The second-year pro continually put the Rams in great field position throughout the first three quarters.
Meanwhile, Wilson struggled throughout the game behind a leaky offensive line. He did lead the team in rushing again while completing 14 of 30 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown.
Victory in Seattle means that the Rams will win the NFC West title by beating the Tennessee Titans next Sunday, December 24.