Ground Game Keys Seahawks to 27-17 Win in St.Louis

Julius Jones, your seat just got a little warmer courtesy of Justin Forsett.

After an abysmal 9-yard game last week in Minnesota, the scrappy little back out of Cal tore up the St. Louis defense Sunday as his Seahawks roughed up the Rams 27-17.

On the ground, Forsett ate up 130 yards on 22 touches. He also got into the end zone twice.

Forsett got the start today because regular starter Julius Jones had to sit out for a second consecutive week due to a rib injury.

With the start, Forsett shined, having eight plays of seven yards or more. Two times, the second-year rusher had rushes of 25 yards or more.

Where Forsett really shined was on the right side of the line of scrimmage. Rushing 14 times, he picked up 103 yards and a score.

Defensively, Seattle (4-7) limited St. Louis (1-10) running back Steven Jackson.

On Jackson’s first carry, a run up the middle, he picked up 25 yards. His next longest rush wouldn’t come until midway through the fourth quarter. It was eight yards.

He finished the day with 89 rushing yards and a garbage-time touchdown later in the fourth quarter.

St. Louis’ passing attack, led by backup quarterback Kyle Boller, didn’t fair much better. Boller was picked off twice and sacked four times.

One of those interceptions accounted for a Seattle score, when Josh Wilson plucked a pass out of the air and it returned it 65 yards for the touchdown that put the Seahawks 13-7 prior to Olindo Mare’s extra point.

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