Seahawks vs. Rams final score: Seattle beats LA 16-10

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Russell Wilson (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Russell Wilson (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks defeated the Rams on Sunday in a game that was at turns strange, ugly and came down to the last minute. In other words, just an average game for Seattle.

Let’s get one thing clear out of the way first: Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is an absolute beast. Against the Rams on Sunday, Thomas made a touchdown-saving play that only he can make. He had an interception along with seven tackles. If Thomas had not been playing for Seattle, the Rams would have won by two touchdowns. Because of this kind of stuff…

This was also the game when offseason acquisition Sheldon Richardson made his biggest impact. Richardson had an interception on a deflected pass. Plus, he picked up a fumble after Frank Clark (more on him in a minute) hit Rams quarterback Jared Goff as he dropped back to pass. The funny thing is, Richardson finished with no tackles. But he was the anchor to a line that held running back Todd Gurley to 50 total yards.

Then there was Clark. He is playing like an All Pro. Every week this season he has done something ridiculously athletic. Clark is a special player. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth had allowed one quarterback pressure going into Sunday. And then Clark did this to him

Sunday was a strange game, though. The Seahawks trailed 10-0 in the first half. But at the end of the half they had held the ball for over 20 minutes. In the second half, the Rams had the ball for 19 minutes. But Seattle scored 16 straight points, winning the game in the second half with six points when they hardly had the ball.

The NFL’s highest scoring team, the Rams, were held to 10 first half points and had five turnovers. Goff had a quarterback rating of 48.9, completing just 22 of his 47 passes.

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Seattle and Los Angeles now are tied for the NFC West lead, but the Seahawks have an edge because of the head-to-head win. Seattle will have a week off before traveling to New York to play the Giants. The Rams go on the road next week to play a much-improved Jaguars team.