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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

November 20, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Game in Review: Seahawks 24, Rams 7

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Players of the game

Defensive end Chris Clemons had three sacks - most by any Seahawk since Dec. 9, 2007 -- and also forced two second-half fumbles.

Defensive end Red Bryant had half a sack and his first NFL interception.

Sidney Rice had Seattle's only receiving touchdown, and he his 55-yard pass to Mike Williams was the longest play of the game.

Play of the game

Rice took a handoff on the game's first play, and looked to be running a sweep only to stop and throw to Mike Williams. He put lots of air under the ball - maybe even too much - but the result was a 55-yard reception. It matched Seattle's longest play of the season and gave Rice a quarterback rating of 118.8 in the game.

Turning point

Everybody knows the Seahawks like big cornerbacks, but 330 pounds of Red Bryant dropping back into coverage was quite a sight. Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane tipped Sam Bradford's pass at the line of scrimmage, it bounced off Austin Pettis' hands and Bryant watched the ball right into his hands to set up Seattle's final touchdown.

Seahawks surprises

sea-mark-1-rgb.jpg Tarvaris Jackson was intercepted on his first two passes of the game.

sea-mark-1-rgb.jpg Steven Jackson rushed for 42 yards, his second-lowest total in any game this season. He has never rushed for 100 yards in a game against Seattle.

sea-mark-1-rgb.jpg The Seahawks won consecutive regular-season games for only the second time under coach Pete Carroll.

sea-mark-1-rgb.jpg Seattle did not allow a rushing touchdown for the sixth consecutive game.

By the numbers

118.8 - Sidney Rice's quarterback rating in the game.

55.6 - Tarvaris Jackson's quarterback rating in the game.

34 - plays Seattle ran in St. Louis' half of the field.

7 - plays St. Louis ran in Seattle's half of the field.

6 - touchdowns that Marshawn Lynch has scored in his last six starts.


Rams LB Josh Hull strained a hamstring in the first quarter; LT Mark Levoir suffered a shoulder injury and did not return. Seahawks WR Sidney Rice cramped up in the second half of Sunday's game.

Quoteworthy: Coach Pete Carroll said, "We came out and played so miserably in the first quarter, particularly on offense, and we just couldn't get started. We couldn't get out of our own way ... What was really done well by our guys is that they did not waver. Nobody wavered at all. Nobody lost their mind on it, and nobody got down in the dumps."

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