Is 10-6 Possible?
The Seahawks moved to 4-6 on the season with a 24-7 win over the Rams (2-8) in St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.
With the win Seattle kept their faint playoff hopes alive, but since San Francisco also won the Seahawks will likely have to win out to snag a Wild Card berth. (I am still holding out hope. Did you read my 7 reasons the Seahawks will run the table article last week?)
My quick hit analysis.
It’s hard to argue with production. Marshawn Lynch extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown to six as the Seattle Seahawks continued their mastery of the St. Louis Rams with a 24-7 road victory on Sunday.
Lynch gained 88 yards on 27 carries while Sidney Rice had a touchdown reception and made an impressive 55-yard pass to Mike Williams in the opening quarter for Seattle, which has won 12 of its last 13 meetings with St. Louis.
Here are 5 reasons why the Seahawks beat the Rams.
When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, November 20, 2011
Where: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
Head Official: Carl Cheffers
1. Great Seattle pass rush
The Seahawks hounded Rams’ QB Sam Bradford all game long and sacked him 5 times. DE Chris Clemons had a stellar game sacking Bradford 3 times and forcing 2 fumbles. Bradford never got on track and for the game, as he only passed for 181 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
2. Seattle played great run defense
The Seahawks totally stuffed the run against the Rams and held RB Steven Jackson to only 42 yards. Jackson only averaged 2.8 yards per carry and had most of his yards on a 22-yard run. Before the Seattle game Jackson had rushed for over 125 yards in 3 straight games.
3. Good play down the stretch
When it really mattered the Seahawks came up with a big play in the 4th quarter. Up 17-7 on a 3rd and 11 Seattle RB Justin Forsett broke several tackles and scored a TD on a 22-yard run. 3 plays later Red Bryant picked off Sam Bradford to ice the game.
4. Solid rushing offense
Even though Marshawn Lynch did not rush for over 100 yards for the 3rd straight game and only averaged 3.3 yards per carry he scored a rushing TD for the 4th straight game and kept some drives alive with some solid runs.
After the game Lynch stated, “There wasn’t a lot of big runs out there. But the runs that we had put us in position to keep the ball and keep things going.”
Overall the Seahawks rushed for 126 yards in the game.
5. All around great game on D
The Seattle defense played a great all around game with the Rams only picking up 185 total yards.
After the Rams scored a TD in the first quarter the Seahawks shut them down for the rest of the game not allowing St. Louis to get in the red zone and only allowed them past the 50 yard line 3 times. That’s impressive.
Lastly. Steven Jackson, who had 15 carries has never rushed for 100 yards in 14 career contests against Seattle.
I love that stat. And will never get sick of hearing it.
Next Up: The Seahawks have a great chance to add to their win total next week, as they are at home and face a reeling Redskins’ team that has lost 6 straight games.