The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Los Angeles Rams by a final score of 27-23 on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Despite some problematic turnovers that the offense had to overcome, the defense made stops when needed. The offense also played quite well, just struggling to consistently get to pay dirt in multiple red zone drives.
Geno Smith continued being great during the best season of his career, tossing for 367 yards and three touchdowns, with a 116 passer rating. In the final two minutes, Smith led the Seahawks down the field to score a game-winning touchdown with a dart to DK Metcalf in the end zone. Metcalf and cornerback Jalen Ramsey were chirping at each other all day, and Metcalf had the last laugh when he called the game with 36 seconds left. Both of Seattle’s top receivers had amazing days, as Lockett had 128 yards with a touchdown, and Metcalf had 127 yards of his own. Geno Smith was slinging it to both of them the entire game, and the Rams’ secondary had no answer.
One former Seahawk on the Rams’ defense did have a phenomenal game however with linebacker Bobby Wagner recording a pair of sacks and an interception that halted Seattle’s promising drive. After the game, Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll spoke about how well the Rams played despite being without many of their starters.
“Really a hard-fought football game,” Carroll said. “Give them a lot of credit, they played good the whole way. They put together a great plan, and it was a hard one.”
With this win, the Seahawks now move back into a playoff spot. The 49ers defeated the Dolphins on Sunday so Seattle still remains one game back of the division lead. Next Sunday, the Seahawks return home to take on the Carolina Panthers in front of the 12s with kickoff set for 1:25 p.m.