At halftime, we mentioned that it had been a testy game between the Seahawks and Rams and things haven’t calmed down much in the third quarter.
Fortunately for the Seahawks, the Rams have been guilty of losing their cool more often. Defensive tackle Kendall Langford was ejected from the game with 3:10 to play in the third quarter for making contact with an official. Langford was arguing a personal foul called on linebacker Alec Ogletree with one official and gestured with his right hand right into the head of another official.
The two penalties helped push the Seahawks to the one-yard line and Marshawn Lynch pushed the ball into the end zone to extend the Seahawks’ lead to 20-3.
The Rams have been penalized six times overall, including a taunting call on linebacker James Laurinaitis that helped set up a Seahawks field goal in the first half of the game. The Seahawks have been flagged seven times, but none of their infractions have been nearly as damaging to the cause.
UPDATE 6:50 p.m. ET: The Rams picked up two more unsportsmanlike penalties on the ensuing kickoff, pushing them back near their end zone for a three and out that gave the ball right back to the Seahawks.