The Seattle Seahawks in their blinding color rush uniforms, embarrass the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football.
Defeating the Rams 24-3 the Seattle Seahawks redeem themselves after a huge loss to the Green Bay Packers last week, improving their record to 9-4-1 on the season and clinching the NFC west once again (4th time since 2010). Russel Wilson was back to himself tonight as he completed 19 of 26 pass attempts (73%) with 229 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin posted a touchdown a piece but Lockett was the most utilized finishing the game with 7 receptions for 130 yards; including a 57-yard touchdown catch.
The Rams, led by rookie quarterback and #1 overall pick Jared Goff, struggled to find any offense at all as they were held to just 183 yards of total offense. Goff ended the game 13 of 25 passing for 135 yards and did manage to lead the Rams to one scoring drive that ended with a field goal which ended up being their only 3 points of the game. The rookie was sacked 4 times and was forced to leave the game in the fourth quarter (did not return) after taking a hit from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Running back and former rookie of the year Todd Gurley wasn’t much help either ending the game with only 38 yards on 14 carries.
Some people (Sam Minton) thought that the Rams would be determined to get a win after the recent firing of their head coach Jeff Fisher, but things didn’t turn out as planned. The Seahawks have their defense to thank for a much needed bounce-back win on a Thursday Night Football and they can now look forward to yet another playoff run.