This was a game that the Seahawks needed to win in order to put themselves back in contention for NFC West—especially after coming off two straight losses. They were given the opportunity to win with Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson, and defensive tackle Aaron Donald out. The Seahawks were ultimately able to capitalize off of this, ending the game on an interception, winning 27-23.
It was obvious at the beginning of the game that it was going to come down to the last minute. Seattle’s defense wasn’t able to do a whole lot versus the Rams but they managed to do just enough, finishing with 4 sacks, 8 QB hits, and two interceptions.
As for Seattle’s offense, they had a tough challenge to beat in not just Jalen Ramsey, but former Seahawks linebacker, Bobby Wagner. Wagner was a force to be reckoned with and gave the Seahawks a run for their money. He had 7 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 tackles for loss, and an interception. Although let’s be honest, that wasn’t an interception.
Seahawks capitalize off Rams injuries and win 27-23
Seattle ended up having to turn to the passing game fairly early on after Kenneth Walker III was ruled out with an injury. Backup DeeJay Dallas suffered an injury himself but continued to play sparingly, although it was clear he wasn’t 100 percent.
Geno Smith made several great throws and threw for three touchdowns but the offensive line did not allow him enough time to get the ball down the field consistently. Hopefully, Walker is ready to go next week against the Panthers. With Rashaad Penny out earlier in the season, Seattle is finding themselves thin in what originally seemed like a stacked running back room.
They have a lot to work on but the Seahawks continue to remain in the playoff race and look to move into the number one spot in the NFC West in the coming weeks.