The Rams came out hot against the Seahawks, using their home-field advantage, but soon they made enough mistakes to turn the momentum to the Seattle sideline and the Seahawks took control of the game from there an never looked back scoring 24 unanswered points. The Rams failed to get anything going on offense and continued to put their defense in worse and worse positions until the defense broke. The Rams did not do very much right yet again and the scoreline reflected it. The Rams offense only passed 200 total yards in mop-up time late in the 4th quarter. And they even could not do that right with another sack/fumble on Sam Bradford.
After the first play from scrimmage went for a 55-yard pass from WR Sidney Rice to Mike Williams, everything in the 1st quarter went the Rams way. The defense was able to get two interceptions of Seahawks quarterback Tavaris Jackson, a partially blocked punt by Robert Quinn and a 30 yard TD pass from Sam Bradford to Brandon Lloyd. However, with good field position, the whole quarter, that was the only score the Rams could muster. The teams went into the 2nd quarter with the Rams leading 7-0.
But, the Rams soon turned the momentum on themselves through a bad punt and bad tackling on punt returner Leon Washington. Then, as Rams punt returner Austin Pettis decided wrongly to catch a punt inside his own 1 yard line and only returned it for 8 yards, which shifted the field position. Then, as the Rams offense committed two penalties in a row, they pushed their punting unit even further back down the field. Then another line drive punt gave Leon Washington a chance for a great return and he obliged. The Seahawks took advantage of the short field and scored on an easy pitch and catch slant pattern to Sidney Rice for the touchdown.
Both offenses struggled and there were 10 punts in the first half and each offense only was able to score off very short fields. The Seahawks were able to get a field goal as time expired in the 1st half after a dubious pass interference call on Rams cornerback Justin King, which amounted to a hail mary with only a few seconds on the clock. The Seahawks hit a field goal from the 1 yard line with 3 seconds left in the half. The teams went into halftime with the score 10-7 in the favor of the visiting Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks continued with their momentum in the 2nd half as they were able to get a sack and forced fumble by Chris Clemons. Clemons ran past 3rd string left tackle Kevin Hughes who was brought up from the practice squad on Saturday after a season-ending injury to Rodger Saffold. Hughes was in the game after an injury to back up left tackle Mark LeVoir. Clemons came around Hughes and got a strip-sack on Sam Bradford, who was attempting to flee the pocket and ran right into Clemons’ path. That fumble lead to another Seahawks TD, in this case it was a Marshawn Lynch short TD run.
The Rams offense continued to sputter, even when Sam Bradford had time behind his patchwork line. Bradford continued to misfire on almost every throw and especially anything longer than 15 yards. Bradford also continued to get his passes batted down by defensive linemen than read his eyes easily. The cameras caught Rams over his head offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels exasperated on the sideline when looking at the over the top photos of formations the Rams play on offense. He looked like exactly what every Rams fan has been looking like all season, shaking his head and then holding his head as it droops over in despair.
There is nothing more that can be said. The Rams are a bad team that had another bad game. Add it to the list of miserable Sundays wasted watching this sorry franchise.