Dec 30, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates on the field following a 20-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks Eek Out Win Over Rams, 20-13


It’s a good thing that the NFL isn’t decided on style points. The Seahawks did not play well, and were very sloppy in this game. But in the end a win in a win, and that is all that matters.

I think this result will be good for the Seahawks going forward. This game was hopefully a good reality check for the Seahawks. They must be more focussed than they were this week if they’re going to win road playoff games.

Game Notes

Offense

  • Wilson was 12 of 15 for 250 yards and a TD. 136.3 rating
  • Lynch finished with 18 carries for 100 yards.
  • Sydney Rice did not catch a pass in this game, and was targeted only once.
  • The offensive line had it’s worst game since week 1. Sweezy and Giacomini were abused repeatedly in this game. They must get that figured out before next week.
  • Wilson was sacked 6 times. While the O-line play was poor, part of the problem was Wilson simply “expecting” to be able to avoid it. He had options to throw the ball quickly and didn’t take it. The rookie still has things left to learn.

Defense

  • Bobby Wagner with 10 more tackles, finishes with 130 on the year. Definitely a defensive rookie of the year candidate.
  • Richard Sherman with another pick to ice the game. Had 7 this season.
  • Steven Jackson finished with just 52 yards. He’s never broken 100 against Seattle.
  • zero sacks, and very little pressure on Bradford. This remains the Seahawks biggest weakness that must be addressed in the offseason.

Overall 

  • Very sloppy game by the Seahawks. 2 fumbles (neither lost), penalties, dropped passes. They clearly weren’t focussed, especially int he first half.
  • 10 penalties. Just when I though this team had finally gotten over the penalty problem, it shows up again.

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  • Hawk_Eye

    Bobby Wagner had 130 tackles last week, so if he had 10 today, that puts him at 140 tackles. I think that might be the Seahawk single season tackle record. Richard Sherman had 7 interceptions last week, so he now has 8 interceptions.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      it would seem that the stats didn’t update as I thought they had. good catch.

  • Hawk_Eye

    I now agree with you. Next year our top priority is a pass-rushing defensive tackle, then wide receiver or tight end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.bilbro.12 Kevin Bilbro

    It’s actually ‘EKE’ out a win, not ‘eek’. The latter is used when referring to the presence of a mouse, as usually utilized by females due to their predisposition to vermin, etc.

  • nick85

    eek, lmao come on editors. go hawks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/roger.marcum.5 Roger Marcum

    Congrats to the Seahawks for getting into the playoffs. However, that 12th man won’t do you much good at FEDEX when you come Sunday to face my ‘Skins. HTTR!!

    • 12thMan_Rising

      Congrats to you as well for winning your division. Can’t wait for Sunday. It’ll be a battle.

  • Hawkman54

    We need a DE that is a big manster and constantly supply big pressure- Plus hopefully Thurmond is healthy , for me need some underneath coverage cuse it aint coming from trufant and KJ. They are woeful in pass coverage and Kam is right behind them. Kam is great on the run and the hits , not so on coverage.

  • Hawkman54

    Oh by the way, I think the JR Sweezy experiment needs to stop this year! He made multiple errors and whiffs yesterday. The time for learning is not in the playoffs!

  • Hawkman54

    Biggest weakness on D in my opinion is the underneath pass defense. It is much better when Thurmond is available , but other then the rook Wagner our LB’s , that means KJ, are horrid in pass coverage and Kam isn’t very good either. But with kam his other strenghts make up for that most of the time.