The Los Angeles Rams played a nearly perfect first half then hung on for a convincing 28 to 12 wins over the Seahawks. Sunday night’s contest between the NFC foes was the proverbial tale of two halves. The Rams bolted to a 21-3 first half lead behind near flawless play from quarterback Jared Goff.
Goff was able to avoid the Seattle pass rush by moving out of the pocket and find multiple receivers running shallow crossing routes in front of the Seahawks linebackers. Goff’s first half numbers were 18 of 15 for 184 yards 2 touchdowns with a passer rating of 146. In addition to Goff running back Todd Gurley had 13 carries for 43 yards. The Rams were 5-6 of third down
SEAHAWKS OFFENSIVE MISCUES
As good as the Rams offense was the Seahawks offense was that bad. For the Seahawks disaster struck on the teams opening drive when Rashaad Penny suffered a knee injury that is likely to end his season. While the offense overcome the calamitous event and put the first points of the game with a Jason Myers 39 yard field goal that is as good as things got all night for the offense.
The offense never penetrated the Rams goal line and the teams other nine points scored in the rest of the way were Quandre Diggs 55 yard pick six in the third quarter and a second Myers field goal in the fourth quarter when the outcome had been decided.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked 5 times and was hit 11 times. The Rams defensive front seven led by Aaron Donald, Samson Ebukam and Dante Fowler Jr were to much for the Seahawks offensive line that looked slow and lethargic when it came to pass blocking. The Seahawks did manage to rush for 106 yard with Chris Carson responsible for 79 of the yards. In the end the Seahawks inability to convert when they needed to cost them the game.
DEFENSE PLAYS ITS PART
While the Seahawks offense sputtered from start to finish the Seahawks defense showed grit and pride and allowed the Rams offense just one touchdown in the second half. Diggs two interceptions were a direct result of the defenses halftime adjustment. The Seahawks allowed 11 LA first downs in the second half and 5 of those were on the Rams lone second half touchdown drive.