Turnovers propel Seahawks to 16-10 win over Rams

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The Seahawks have set the standard in the NFC West for several years and the Rams showed some signs of pushing for the top of the division in the first four weeks of the season, which made for an intriguing storyline heading into Sunday’s game between the teams in Los Angeles.

Seattle’s defense has been the biggest driver in their run at the top of the division and it was that unit that paved the way to a win that showed the Rams there’s still some work to do. The Seahawks forced three turnovers in the final 16 minutes of the game and left L.A. with a 16-10 win that leaves both teams with 3-2 records.

Sheldon Richardson picked off a pass that caromed off of Todd Gurley‘s hands, Earl Thomas stepped in front of another Jared Goff pass and Frank Clark stripped the young Rams quarterback with a little under three minutes left in the game. Richardson recovered that one and returned it to the Rams’ 20-yard-line to set up a Blair Walsh field goal that accounted for the final margin of victory.

Thomas also knocked the ball out of Gurley’s hands to end the first Rams possession of the game with a fumble out of the Seattle end zone. That play foreshadowed a rough day for Gurley, who picked up 50 total yards and didn’t score for the first time this season.

The Rams defense forced two turnovers of their own while building a 10-0 lead in the first half. They couldn’t get any others in the second half, but they held the Seahawks to 241 yards to give the offense one last chance to pull out a win.

Goff finished 22-of-47 for 288 yards and showed some of the knack for big plays that he’s shown the first four weeks as he led the team into Seattle territory in the final seconds, but Cooper Kupp couldn’t hold onto a ball over the middle that would have won the game and the Seahawks held on after one more incompletion.

It was an exciting end to the game and it holds the promise of many more exciting games to come between the reigning kings of the NFC West and their would-be successors from Los Angeles.

27 responses to “Turnovers propel Seahawks to 16-10 win over Rams

  1. Good game. Divisional ones are always tough. Going into the bye week with the tie-breaker is nice, but it’s just a step.

  2. I wonder if the Seahawks defenders keep a picture of Russell Wilson’s salary above their locker as a reminder of how the team disrespects them and for motivation.

    The Rams played their worst game and the Seahawks played their best and the Rams still should have come out if there with a win. They are still the best team in that division.

  3. Man that Dolphins-troll is bitter. Not Seattle’s fault you picked the wrong QB in the 2012 draft.

  4. Scems07 the rams got their asses handed to them our defense shut them down seahawks are the best in the division the rams are the baby brother after this loss the rams are going on a 10 game losing streak lol GO HAWKS!

  5. No excuses the Hawks did what they had to do. But with all of those turnovers and a last second drop in the end zone that could have won the game…I’m highly encouraged by the future of the Rams.

  6. Rams are an overachieving team that is just showing its true colors now. Seahawks won’t win another game this season.

  7. scmems07 says:

    I wonder if the Seahawks defenders keep a picture of Russell Wilson’s salary above their locker as a reminder of how the team disrespects them and for motivation.

    The Rams played their worst game and the Seahawks played their best and the Rams still should have come out if there with a win. They are still the best team in that division.
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    Hahahahahahaha! That’s funny!

  8. Earl set the tone early forcing the fumble. Clark is a beast. Sheldon Richardson is welcome to stay if he wants as well. Our running game is still non existent though. Yet…we’re in first place by beating the Rams at home…Arizona is a sinking ship…things are looking up.

  9. The Rams are not as good as they think they are. Certainly their offense isn’t. Racking up points against the Colts, 49’ers and Cowboys is easy.

  10. The Rams played their worst game and the Seahawks played their best and the Rams still should have come out if there with a win. They are still the best team in that division

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    With the total dismantling of the 49ers and the more recent demise of the Arizona Cardinals I can’t tell you how happy I am as a Seahawks fan that the LA Rams are improved and can give the Seahawks some of the competition that they need to remain sharp, as well as delusional ridiculous fans spouting nonsense on the internet like you. Its been rather boring lately.

    Maybe if you keep it up for a couple years and actually win the division once or twice we might have something.

    Last Rams division win was 2002 or 2003….cant remember it’s been so long. My apologies.

  11. bartpkelly says:
    October 8, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    I am a Seahawks fan and I am sure that the Rams are for real. Fisher was holding them at mediocrity and their defense is stellar.
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    They allowed 27 to the Skins, 39 to the 49’ers and 30 to the Cowboys. Holding the Seahags to 16 is no big accomplishment. The Packers D held them to 9, lol.

  12. I love when the trolls make their fear posts…it’s almost as good as when Eric Cartman drinks your tears.

  13. Serious question. As s Bills fan, what happened to Watkins. 0/0? Was he hurt. Stuck in traffic? Overslept? Hair caught in a revolving door? Surely, it couldn’t be his play.

  14. My gosh, will Seattle have any kind of an offense at all this season? I’d like to think the Seahawks will beat Rams convincingly at home later in the year but, they were playing on a nice sunny day in a half full stadium and it took the defense playing their best game of the season and a little luck to pull out a nail biter.

  15. kamthechancellor says:
    October 8, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    Yet…we’re in first place by beating the Rams at home…Arizona is a sinking ship…things are looking up.
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    Of course things are looking up. It’s the NFC West, 3 more wins should just about lock up the division.

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