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Seahawks win a close one, move onto playoffs

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The Seahawks didn’t rack up big numbers like in recent weeks. But they did enough.

Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson didn’t have the easiest day, but he was effective in a 20-13 win over the Rams. He finished 15-of-19 passing for 250 yards and a touchdown, and ran for the game-winning touchdown with 1:39 left.

It was tighter than they were accustomed to after winning four straight by a combined 173-47 count.

A late elude-the-rush move to find Golden Tate downfield was symbolic of what he did on the season, and what he had to do against a Rams pass-rush that finished with six sacks.

The Seahawks finished 11-5, and had already clinched a playoff berth. They’ll travel in the Wild Card round to the winner of tonight’s NFC East title game between Washington and Dallas.

For the Rams, a 7-8-1 finish wasn’t what they were hoping for, but it was five wins better than 2011, a solid showing in coach Jeff Fisher’s first season.

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49 Responses to “Seahawks win a close one, move onto playoffs”
  1. KIR says: Dec 30, 2012 7:51 PM

    Russell Wilson > Sam Bradford. Also good luck with those picks. RG3 > Sam Bradford

  2. bishop1025 says: Dec 30, 2012 7:52 PM

    On to the playoffs. Nfl is lucky playoffs are not in Seattle

  3. shemberry says: Dec 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    Big Seahawks fan here, I was really impressed with the Rams. With all the draft picks they have coming and a talented young core, this is going to be an insanely competitive division for years to come.

  4. rlr79 says: Dec 30, 2012 7:54 PM

    And the kid tied the rookie TD record, and unless RG3 goes bazzerk I think should clinch the ROY award. Not bad for a 75th pick that “was to short” he’s a class act.

  5. seacab1972 says: Dec 30, 2012 7:54 PM

    Congratulations Wilson on the share of the Rookie TD record.

  6. dericivy says: Dec 30, 2012 8:06 PM

    Wilson could have tried to force a pass for the record, but ran it in for the win instead.

    That my friends, is a selfless player.

  7. osoviejo says: Dec 30, 2012 8:08 PM

    Think I’m rooting for the Redskins tonight. Playing in Dallas might be a bit easier, but even if it turns out to be a tougher game I can’t turn away from Wilson vs RG3. That would be fantastic.

  8. kattykathy says: Dec 30, 2012 8:12 PM

    The playoffs/seedings are set up perfectly for Seattle do do much damage.

    Not going to be hard to go thru Dallas/Wash and then thru the next victim

  9. norcalmafia says: Dec 30, 2012 8:15 PM

    Haha..Seahawks are bi polar first game on the road thier going down….Pretenders..

  10. middy8484 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:18 PM

    Big Ram fan here, I was disappointed they did not win however it was at least a competitive game. Plus the SSRR still belongs to ED. The Seahawks are tough.

  11. liquidalfa says: Dec 30, 2012 8:23 PM

    Doesn’t matter who they play next week. They will win.

  12. twfur says: Dec 30, 2012 8:24 PM

    Unlike the Rams the Cowboys have a QB

  13. jprcox says: Dec 30, 2012 8:33 PM

    As a Seattle fan, I can tell you the Rams for for real. Fisher has that group playing REALLY good.

    Next year there will be 3 teams from the NFC West going to the playoffs – as both wildcards will come from the West.

    Rams have very little weakness and a lot of great players being coached by a top notch planner.

  14. jprcox says: Dec 30, 2012 8:41 PM

    @twfur…

    Rams Bradford was one of the best QBs Seattle has faced all year – up there with Brady and ARogers.

    Bradford is on his way to being an “elite” QB, Romo is on way to being placed in the “Hall of Mediocrity”.

  15. skito13 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:42 PM

    I am a Rams fan hopeful with the improvement and hope a NFC West team wins it all!
    Plus it lowers their draft pick :)

  16. themagicfanguy says: Dec 30, 2012 8:48 PM

    One and done for Seattle!

  17. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:51 PM

    norcalmafia says: Dec 30, 2012 8:15 PM

    Haha..Seahawks are bi polar first game on the road thier going down….Pretenders..

    ________________________________________________

    Not sure what rock you crawled out from under but we KNNOCKED the dog shi* out of your team last week.

    You must live in your mom’s basement…LOL!

  18. themackstrong says: Dec 30, 2012 8:58 PM

    Rams d brought the heat that game. They were the number two sack team nfl I am glad bevell adjusted. Wilson stays calm no matter what, glad we got tested after 3 blow outs. Can’t wait for playoffs.

  19. seacab1972 says: Dec 30, 2012 9:00 PM

    twfur yeah one that throws interceptions. What a joke playoff choker.

  20. calicokiller49 says: Dec 30, 2012 9:05 PM

    seahawk fans , make me laugh they play some good football down the stretch and you guys are the cream of the crop, get over yourselves……. yeah i know you smashed us , blah , blah, blah……it’s any given sunday, you guys owned us the other week big deal, you wanna talk about history, we own you guys.lol. didnt you guys lose to the cardinals, the lions , and the dolphins this year. gimme a break. oh yeah h we beat you guys this year, in our house so whats your point?

  21. redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 30, 2012 9:10 PM

    stay classy pete…

  22. jprcox says: Dec 30, 2012 9:13 PM

    @ calicokiller49…

    What are you talking about? The Hawk fans in here are just chatting about the game and being very respectful – so you come in an start causing a fuss over what you perceive as us being what – happy our team is doing well???

    I am sick of other team fans feeling that only they have the right to cheer their team. We are just out here enjoying the NFL with everyone else. You need to relax.

  23. istallion says: Dec 30, 2012 9:21 PM

    Hats off to Hawks and Wilson. Great season. High five to Rams for being competitive all year and esp today.

  24. tylershark says: Dec 30, 2012 9:21 PM

    I people still think Bradford is a bust.

    3500+ yards, 21 passing TD’s. I think that’s pretty good for have one of the worst receiving core, and O-Line. Not to mention his best receiver (a slot receiver I might add.) was out 6 games I believe.

  25. calicokiller49 says: Dec 30, 2012 9:26 PM

    @ jprcox
    obviously you didnt read the whole thread, and obviously you dont remember what your seahawks did to the niners last week, and obviously im harboring some animosity towards seahawk fans……im just trash talking. this is what i ( as a football fan ) do. i have friends who are seahawk fans, and i hate them.

  26. macdaddyspeed says: Dec 30, 2012 9:27 PM

    The Seahawks Empire, with the Legion of Boom, has begun. Prepare yourselves, for you will not see an Empire of this kind for quite some time. Heed the names of the enforcers. Heed the names of the merciless. Heed the names of the LEGION OF BOOM: “The Chancellor”, “The Earl of Speed”, “BraBrovicious”, and “Richard the Dread”. Heed them, obey them, do not cross them.

  27. folkcrusader says: Dec 30, 2012 9:45 PM

    Congrats to the ‘hawks on 11-5. Rams fans, you know you’ve got a great team there and they played a great game today. Next season in the NFC west is going to be crazy.

  28. surferbum01 says: Dec 30, 2012 10:06 PM

    mcdaddyspeed—
    “The Seahawks Empire, with the Legion of Boom, has begun. Prepare yourselves, for you will not see an Empire of this kind for quite some time…”

    ———–

    Who is running your guy’s marketing department? The comic store owner from Big Bang Theory??

  29. kingpel says: Dec 30, 2012 10:10 PM

    My Rams got beat.

    Hats off to the Legion of Boom.

  30. joey49er says: Dec 30, 2012 10:13 PM

    CLOSE ONE @home!!!!!!!!! niners win the west baby!!!!! u guys can come in 2nd every year lol ..niners have a by….whos got it better than us???? NOBODY!!!!!!!

  31. rmfp1978 says: Dec 30, 2012 10:19 PM

    I’m from the metro east area and a rams fan. I’m truly impressed at the job fisher has done. Hats off to kroenke for pulling all stops to get him. I’m still a little worried about bradford, but I have faith in him. Josh Mcdaniels definitely screwed him up last season. Great job on defense wondering what theyll do next season if Greg Williams gets reinstated. All in all great season and other than the london game very competitive season. Nfc west on the come up!

  32. sixjak says: Dec 30, 2012 10:20 PM

    Macdaddy, are you for real? Congratulations your team made it to the playoffs. Why don’t you act like your team has been there before? You sound like a 12 year old noob.

    9ers=NFC West champs. That actually means something this year. SEA should be tough in the playoffs but then again, they might be one and done without their stadium. The Rams are a better team than their record suggests and AZ is an o-line away from being a contender.

  33. leroysbutler says: Dec 30, 2012 10:21 PM

    Fail Mary

  34. rmfp1978 says: Dec 30, 2012 10:24 PM

    Niners fans I think they made a mistake goin with kaepernick. They should of waited til next season. There is a lot of talent on that team but Harbaugh dogged Smith. I like Collin but still think they should of waited til next season. Seattle fans are a class act unlike niners fans so I’m rooting for seahawks

  35. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    Well, Seattle managed to get into the playoffs directly because of the Fail Mary.

    Also, the Packers lost out on the bye because of the Fail Mary.

    I expect the Packers to advance to the second week, and I expect the Seahawks to get destroyed by a real playoff team.

  36. rmfp1978 says: Dec 30, 2012 10:27 PM

    Arizona needs to pick up Smith. I don’t think they want to tske another chance on an eagles qb

  37. themackstrong says: Dec 30, 2012 10:34 PM

    tokyosandblaster says: Dec 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    Well, Seattle managed to get into the playoffs directly because of the Fail Mary.

    Also, the Packers lost out on the bye because of the Fail Mary.

    I expect the Packers to advance to the second week, and I expect the Seahawks to get destroyed by a real playoff team.

    —————————————–

    Can Packer fans add? The Seahawks could have lost to Rams and still been in the same seat. The Packers should have beat the Vikings to earn their second seed. But hey, come on the forum and whine like a true cheesehead, classy. I think the Vikings win in the cold and advance. Can’t wait to play the Skins or Cowboys. Go Hawks.

  38. joey49er says: Dec 30, 2012 10:37 PM

    Thank u seattle for the fail mary!!!! u guys are the reason the niners get the bye!!! thank u

  39. sariff420 says: Dec 30, 2012 10:37 PM

    Fail Mary is the dumbest nickname ever . It obviously worked out

  40. 4sacroc says: Dec 30, 2012 10:52 PM

    The dream dies in DC Sunday, Hawk Fan.

  41. seahonky says: Dec 30, 2012 11:01 PM

    Fail Mary. It’s still a touchdown and a win….By the way, Green Bay benefited from some bad calls too in that game (one resulted in a touchdown).

  42. sixjak says: Dec 30, 2012 11:11 PM

    Tony Choko just gave SEA fans DC next week.

  43. sactown9er916 says: Dec 31, 2012 12:06 AM

    Rams aint so soft are they Hawks… Don’t lie, ya’ll were sweatin.

  44. orivar says: Dec 31, 2012 12:43 AM

    This might just be what the Seahawks needed. Fisher is an experienced coach and had his group playing good solid football, Rams D was on point and for the most part disciplined. A tight win against a D that was playing good will carry over against Washington.

  45. turfrage says: Dec 31, 2012 12:47 AM

    Rams are much better than their record. Dominated the division. Hawks need an Oline that can keep Wilson on his feet or they’re one and done. All the next opponent has to do is study today’s film. Weaknesses everywhere on defense. Petey got a scare. Better do some serious practicing.

  46. baherr2012 says: Dec 31, 2012 1:04 AM

    Great job hawks. People need to get over the packer /hawks game not like any other team would say sorry they., made the wrong call we will give you the win.

  47. CKL says: Dec 31, 2012 8:47 AM

    Seahawks are legit. But so are the Rams. I’ve always thought Fisher was overrated but I admit he did a great job this year.

    If I had a vote for ROY it would be Wilson. Luck and RGIII have been excellent but they were expected to be great. Few expected Wilson even to start this year and he ends up tied with a far more impressive record than pass yards…pass TDs. Yes he has a good team around him but the poise he plays with and the lack of bad plays he makes as well as his leadership are very un-rookie like.

  48. norcalseahawkfan says: Dec 31, 2012 5:04 PM

    pacificnw7722 says:Dec 30, 2012 8:51 PM

    norcalmafia says: Dec 30, 2012 8:15 PM

    Haha..Seahawks are bi polar first game on the road thier going down….Pretenders..

    ________________________________________________

    Not sure what rock you crawled out from under but we KNNOCKED the dog shi* out of your team last week.

    You must live in your mom’s basement…LOL!

    ==================================

    No he still shares a room with his sister.

  49. seahawksbmx says: Jan 1, 2013 1:13 AM

    Well, Seattle managed to get into the playoffs directly because of the Fail Mary.
    _______
    Negative. Losing that game would have made Seattle 10-6 and the 5 seed. With the win, Seattle is 11-5 and the…5 seed. Nice try though.

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