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Seahawks' Two-Minute Drill

Seahawks' Two-Minute Drill

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Players of the game

• Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals, including the two longest ever made by a Seahawks opponent as he made a first-half kick of 58 yards and third-quarter boot of 60.

Marshawn Lynch rushed for 118 yards on 20 carries, and his 18-yard scoring run in the first quarter was Seattle's only touchdown.

Play of the game

The Rams lined up for a field-goal attempt, and it wasn't until just before the ball was snapped that one of Seattle's coaches upstairs in the booth recognized receiver Danny Amendola lined up right against the Rams' sideline. Coach Pete Carroll said he ran onto the field trying to call time out, but the officials didn't see him before the Rams snapped the ball. Holder Johnny Hekker then threw to an uncovered Amendola for a 2-yard scoring pass that was St. Louis' only touchdown.

Turning point

Trailing 13-7 and kicking off to St. Louis to start the third quarter, the Seahawks decided to try an onside kick. It seemed a little desperate, and it turned out to bite Seattle in a big way. The Rams recovered it at the Seattle 48, and while Seattle's defense held them without a first down, St. Louis scored on a 60-yard field goal that turned out to be very important.

Seahawks surprises

Seattle's defensive ends had no sacks despite the fact St. Louis was starting backup Wayne Hunter at left tackle. Quarterback Sam Bradford didn't spend much time in the pocket, getting the ball out quickly.

Seattle did not commit a turnover in its past two games. They committed three Sunday on interceptions, none of which were entirely Russell Wilson's fault.

By the numbers

80 Yards Seattle gained on its first possession.

61 Yards Seattle gained the rest of the first half.

11 Red-zone possessions for Seattle this season.

3 Touchdowns the Seahawks have scored on those possessions.

2 Touchdowns Seattle's defense has allowed in the past 12 quarters.


Seattle center Max Unger: "It's pretty obvious: We couldn't get in the end zone, and that pretty much cost us the game right there. A lot of long, sustained drives, but if you can't score touchdowns you're not going to win the game."

Danny O'Neil

Seahawks schedule
Regular season Time
Sept. 9 at Arizona L, 20-16
Sept. 16 Dallas W, 27-7
Sept. 24 Green Bay W, 14-12
Sept. 30 at St. Louis L, 19-13
Oct. 7 at Carolina 1 p.m.
Oct. 14 N. England 1 p.m.
Oct. 18 at San Fran. 5:20 p.m.
Oct. 28 at Detroit 10 a.m.
Nov. 4 Minnesota 1 p.m.
Nov. 11 N.Y. Jets 1 p.m.
Nov. 25 at Miami 10 a.m.
Dec. 2 at Chicago 10 a.m.
Dec. 9 Arizona 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 16 at Buffalo 1 p.m.
Dec. 23 S. Francisco 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 30 St. Louis 1:25 p.m.
All times subject to change

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