Tyler Lockett cements his place in Seahawks' franchise history
Coming into this game, Tyler Lockett was considered a game-time decision due to a nagging hamstring injury that kept him from practicing before last week's matchup. He was ultimately cleared to play, as he is known for playing through injury, and it proved to be worth it besides the eventual loss.
Sticking with the ol' reliable moniker that some have given him (like me), Lockett recorded 5/7 receptions for 51 yards, coming in clutch when the offense needed him. Because of his performance, he solidified himself within Seahawks' franchise history, becoming the second all-time leading receiver in receptions and yards and taking his place behind Steve Largent.
It's quite an accomplishment for a player of Lockett's caliber, whose career has had its ebbs and flows, unlike most others in the league. He's been the WR1 some seasons, and a reliable option in others, proving his value and importance for the team even more.
The defense was an all-around disappointment
Playing a divisional rival is never easy, no matter what teams are involved, and this was another case of the Rams getting the better of the Seahawks' defense.
Despite this being Matthew Stafford's first game back from a thumb injury that kept him sidelined for two games, the often dominant-looking Seattle defense could barely get any pressure on the quarterback for a full 60 minutes.
They recorded just one sack for a loss of five yards and three quarterback hits the entire game, often allowing Stafford to have what felt like 30 seconds in the pocket to decide what decision to make to further move his team down the field.
The run defense wasn't completely horrific, limiting Los Angeles to 27 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown, but they fell apart late in the game, which inevitably helped them move the chains and get into the end zone.
It will be a part of the team worthy of monitoring as they head into their schedule's most brutal four-game stretch with two games against the 49ers, visiting the Cowboys, and welcoming the Eagles to Lumen Field. They'll have to get disciplined and really work on their defensive presence if they want to have any shot against three high-powered offensive teams and hopefully make the postseason.