3 To Go
The Seahawks kept their slight playoff hopes alive with a 30-13 win over the St. Louis Rams on Monday night.
Seattle has won 4 of their last 5 games including their last 2 and to make the playoffs they will need to win their last 3 games and get some help from some other teams.
Here are my 5 reasons the Seahawks beat the Rams on Monday night Football on ESPN.
1. Another solid game from Marshawn Lynch
In the Rams win Lynch rushed for 115 yards with 1 TD and he averaged a legit 5 yards per carry.
He has been the main reason the Seahawks are winning, as in his first 6 games he averaged 43.8 yards per game and in his last 6 he has averaged 117.7 yards per game.
In the last 6 games he leads the NFL with 706 rushing yards.
The Rams had no answer for him and the crowd showed their appreciation for his good play raining Skittles down on him.
Yeah, Lynch likes Skittles.
2. Great pass defense
Seattle’s pass D played well in the St. Louis win, as Rams QB was only 12/29 for 193 yards with 0 TD and 1 INT. The Seahawks kept him from making big plays and for the game the former #1 pick only averaged 6.7 yards per completion.
3. 3rd down play
The Seahawks played great on 3rd down on both sides of the ball, as on offense they converted 8/16 of their 3rd down conversions and on D they held the Rams to only 3/14 on 3rd down conversions.
4. Tarvaris Jackson played well
While Seattle QB Jackson did not put up huge numbers in the win over the Rams, he played well and limited his mistakes.
For the game he was 21/32 for 224 yards and had a TD and was not picked off. He finished with a QB rating of 96.4 and he connected with 9 different receivers.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. T-Jack won’t win games for you. But he’s a good game manager and for this team this season he’s good enough. He’s NOT the answer for this team for the next 5 years at QB.
If you think he is, you should go read another blog.
5. The undrafted rookie came up big
Doug Baldwin, who is an undrafted rookie from Stanford, played great in the game. On special teams he blocked a punt in the first quarter that was returned for a TD, and he took a pitch on the opening kickoff return for 40 yards.
He also had 7 catches for 93 yards including catching a 29-yard TD pass in the end of the 3rd quarter, which gave the Seahawks a 20-6 lead.
Next Up: The Seahawks have won their last 2 games, but both were at home facing teams with losing records and their next game is against the reeling Bears in the Windy City.
The Seahawks have to win out to make the playoffs, and get a lot of help. It’s still possible though a season ending 5 game winning streak is there for the taking.
On the road versus Arizona and at home versus San Francisco are their last two games.
Let the fun begin.