Seahawks vs Rams: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s frustrating loss

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Dec 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) rushes against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle’s run defense is legit

When the Seahawks held Adrian Peterson to only 18 yards on 8 carries, it was partly because of the game flow. With Seattle up big, the Vikings weren’t going to be running the ball.

That logic doesn’t apply to today’s game. The Rams were up big early, and had every reason to try and grind out the clock by running the football.

St. Louis also has presumed offensive rookie of the year Todd Gurley at running back. If there was any situation where a team was going to run over Seattle, this was it.

Instead, Gurley finished with just 85 yards on 19 carries (4.5 yards per carry). Most of those game on just one play. All told, the Seahawks gave up only 3.5 per play yards on the ground.

If the Seahawks defense has a weakness, it certainly isn’t the run defense. This group is championship ready.

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