Coming into today’s game the analysts were all talking about the Seahawks defense, but today it was the Rams defense that stole the show.
The Rams defense pressured the Seahawks QB Wilson and sacked him 3 times, they made great red zone stops, and the Rams secondary had another big day regarding interceptions (3).
The final interception of the game by Bradley Fletcher was the nail in the coffin for the Seahawks. The Rams were not able to stop Marshaun Lynch (except for a short period of time in the second quarter).
Lynch had 20 touches for 118 yards and a TD. That’s an average of 5.9 yards per carry (compared to Steven Jackson’s 3.1 yards per carry). Fortunately, the Rams were able to keep the Seahawks passing game in check and Marshaun’s efforts were not enough to win the game.
The Rams offense really wasn’t anything to brag about, but they did do some things well. The play calling was a little more diverse than usual. Bradford threw a 52 yard pass at the end of the first quarter to WR Chris Givens.
Two plays later Bradford was intercepted, but the message had been sent. The Rams were not going to be content with their traditional and predictable short passing game today. This single pass attempt was enough to keep the Seahawks defensive backs off the line and decrease (a little) pressure off Bradford.
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