Rams Beat Seattle 23-17 for First Win in Seattle Since 2004 - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Rams Beat Seattle 23-17 for First Win in Seattle Since 2004

Posted:
Russel Wilson and the Seahawks couldn't keep up with the Rams Sunday in Seattle. (Photo: AP) Russel Wilson and the Seahawks couldn't keep up with the Rams Sunday in Seattle. (Photo: AP)

SEATTLE (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams continue to torment Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.

Except this time the Rams took down the Seahawks in Seattle for the first time since the 2004 playoffs.

Todd Gurley scored on a 2-yard TD run with 10:34 left, Akeem Ayers returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and the Rams ended Seattle's five-game win streak with a 23-17 victory on Sunday.

St. Louis swept the season series from the Seahawks (9-6) having won 34-31 in overtime in Week 1. And the Rams (7-8) caused the same kinds of problems they did in the opener by flustering Wilson and slowing down a Seattle offense that had not been stopped for the previous five weeks.

Gurley rushed for 85 yards on 19 carries. Case Keenum won his third straight start for the Rams, completing 14 of 23 passes for 103 yards and a 28-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt in the second quarter. Keenum wasn't asked to do much because of how dominant the Rams were defensively.

Seattle failed to lead for the first time with Wilson under center since he became the starter in Week 1 of the 2012 season. The Seahawks' streak of having 100 yards rushing as a team ended at 25 games and Seattle lost at home for the third time this season.

Wilson was 25 of 41 for 289 yards and two touchdowns, including an 18-yard TD to Jermaine Kearse with 17 seconds left. But St. Louis recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.

But Wilson was sacked four times, hit on numerous other throws, and committed two turnovers. He threw his first interception since Week 9, a span of 168 passes, in the first half and fumbled inside the St. Louis 10 late in the fourth quarter.

About the only bright spot for the Seahawks was wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who had eight catches for 118 yards and set a franchise record with his 14th touchdown reception of the season. He has 11 in the past five games, becoming only the fourth different player in league history to have at least 11 TD catches in a five-game span.

The co-MVP for the Rams was center Tim Barnes. He helped not allow any sacks and was credited with a pair of critical fumble recoveries in the fourth quarter.

Benny Cunningham fumbled on a third-and-1 at the Seattle 40 and it appeared Seattle's Earl Thomas had fallen on the loose ball. But officials ruled that Barnes had made the recovery and was down by contact before the ball ended up back in Seattle's possession under the pile.

Two plays later, Gurley darted 20 yards inside the Seattle 10 but as he hurdled Thomas was hit and fumbled. Again the scramble for the ball ended up in the arms of Barnes chasing the play downfield and three plays later Gurley was in the end zone and St. Louis had a 13-point lead.

Ayers had given St. Louis an early 10-0 lead when he scooped Will Tukuafu's fumble and returned it for his first career touchdown, shaking off a tackle attempt by Wilson.

Seattle was poised to make a second-half rally, especially after Baldwin's 25-yard TD catch on the opening drive of the half. The touchdown came after Seattle converted third-and-31 thanks to a 28-yard pass to Baldwin and a 13-yard strike to Cooper Helfet on fourth-and-3.

But the rally never materialized and Seattle will have to wait for Week 17 for its playoff seeding as the entire day was a flashback of the Seahawks struggles early in the season protecting Wilson and giving him enough time to find options downfield. It didn't help that Seattle's run game was largely absent, finishing with just 60 yards.

  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Paxton tosses complete game as Mariners earn 7-2 win over Tigers

    Paxton tosses complete game as Mariners earn 7-2 win over Tigers

    James Paxton pitched a complete-game three-hitter and the Seattle Mariners took a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night at Safeco Field. Paxton struck out eight and walked on, recording his second complete game of the season. He joins Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco as the only pitchers in the Major Leagues with two complete games this season. This was his fifth straight start with at least six innings pitched and three or fewer runs al...More >>
    James Paxton pitched a complete-game three-hitter and the Seattle Mariners took a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night at Safeco Field. Paxton struck out eight and walked on, recording his second complete game of the season. He joins Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco as the only pitchers in the Major Leagues with two complete games this season. This was his fifth straight start with at least six innings pitched and three or fewer runs al...More >>
  • Tigers get past Mariners after big 8th inning

    Tigers get past Mariners after big 8th inning

    Mariners drop to 24-19 after Thursday's lossMariners drop to 24-19 after Thursday's loss
    Mariners drop to 24-19 after Thursday's lossMariners drop to 24-19 after Thursday's loss

    The Tigers had the bases loaded in the 8th inning with two outs when Jose Iglesias drove in two runs on a single to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead and ultimately the win.

    More >>

    The Tigers had the bases loaded in the 8th inning with two outs when Jose Iglesias drove in two runs on a single to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead and ultimately the win.

    More >>
  • Mariners fall to Rangers, giving up 5 runs in final innings

    Mariners fall to Rangers, giving up 5 runs in final innings

    Mariners move to 24-18 on the seasonMariners move to 24-18 on the season
    Mariners move to 24-18 on the seasonMariners move to 24-18 on the season

    The Mariners held the Rangers to only one run until the 9th inning when Texas scored two runs on a passed ball.

    More >>

    The Mariners held the Rangers to only one run until the 9th inning when Texas scored two runs on a passed ball.

    More >>
  • Seattle SeahawksMore>>

  • Seahawks sign first-round pick Rashaad Penny

    Seahawks sign first-round pick Rashaad Penny

    Photo: Seattle SeahawksPhoto: Seattle Seahawks
    Photo: Seattle SeahawksPhoto: Seattle Seahawks

    Penny, who led the nation in rushing at San Diego State last season, was the No. 27 overall selection in the draft, marking just the second time in the past six drafts that the Seahawks have taken a player in the first round.

    More >>

    Penny, who led the nation in rushing at San Diego State last season, was the No. 27 overall selection in the draft, marking just the second time in the past six drafts that the Seahawks have taken a player in the first round.

    More >>
  • Mock draft has Seahawks trading first-round pick

    Mock draft has Seahawks trading first-round pick

    Photo: Seattle SeahawksPhoto: Seattle Seahawks
    Photo: Seattle SeahawksPhoto: Seattle Seahawks

    The Seahawks are without a second and third-round pick this year and haven't selected a player in the first round in four of the past five seasons.

    More >>

    The Seahawks are without a second and third-round pick this year and haven't selected a player in the first round in four of the past five seasons.

    More >>
  • Seahawks release 2018 schedule

    Seahawks release 2018 schedule

    Seahawks open at Denver on September 9. Photo: SeahawksSeahawks open at Denver on September 9. Photo: Seahawks

    Seattle is scheduled to play five prime-time games, including four at CenturyLink Field, marking the first time the Seahawks have hosted four prime-time games in a season.

    More >>

    Seattle is scheduled to play five prime-time games, including four at CenturyLink Field, marking the first time the Seahawks have hosted four prime-time games in a season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.<BR>For more information on this site, please read our <A HREF='/story/18990/this-web-sites-privacy-policy' >Privacy Policy</a>, and <A HREF='/story/18991/this-sites-terms-of-service' >Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>.