Wide receiver Sidney Rice provided early fireworks, receiving a 55-yard pass to open the game, catching a touchdown pass and inducing a pass interference call to set up a field goal at the end of the half.
Defensively, Chris Clemons led the stampede with three of the Seahawks’ five sacks and two forced fumbles on Sam Bradford in a 24-7 win over the Rams on Sunday.
The Seahawks (4-6) shut down Steven Jackson and then battered Bradford, who had little time to operate behind an injured line.
Seattle held the Rams (2-8) to 185 yards, a season best for the ‘Hawks and the second worst showing of the season for the NFL’s lowest scoring team.
Marshawn Lynch scored for the fourth straight week, although he missed on a third straight 100-yard game, finishing with 88 yards on 27 carries.
“There wasn’t a lot of big runs out there,” Lynch said. “But the runs that we had put us in position to keep the ball and keep things going.”
It was a great game for a team on the rise.
“Oh, it feels great,” Rice said. “We came out and made a statement last week and this week we wanted it to carry over and we came out and got the ‘W,’ but we’ve still got a long ways to go.”
Dominant D: A dozen times, the Rams managed one yard or less on first down – a standout effort by a stellar Seahawks’ defensive unit.
Next: Sunday November 27 vs. Washington Redskins, 1:05 PT. Experts have the Seahawks as a four point favorite for the home contest.