We confirmed two things about the Seahawks from last week, their defense is pretty good and Marshawn Lynch is a pretty damn good runner. Lynch ran for over 100 yards again which marks the 5th time in 6 games. He has already reached a career high in rushing touchdowns and is on pace to break his season high in rushing yards. This team thrives when Lynch gets the football and he proved it once again as he sealed the deal on a 16 yard touchdown run late in the 4th quarter. He took the ball 23 times and ran for 115 yards. Tarvaris Jackson played a solid game completing 21 of 32 for 224 yards and threw a 3rd quarter TD pass to Doug Baldwin. Baldwin was the leading receiver, and he continues to have a solid rookie season.
It was the defense that stepped up in this one though and gave Seattle an early lead. Michael Robinson took a blocked punt in for a TD early in the first for the first score of the game. The first offensive score by either team was with 6 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. In fact, it took until just under 5 minutes left in the 4th for the Rams to finally punch one in the endzone when Stephen Jackson ran it in for 1 yard. Bradford was erratic, completing less than half of his passes for no scores and interception. Stephen Jackson could never really get it going, rushing for 63 yards on 20 carries, but he did add 60 yards receiving, 50 on one play. Brandon Lloyd continues to be the only good receiver for St. Louis, catching 5 balls for 82 yards.
With this win, the Seahawks improve to 6-7 and still have a shot at the playoffs. They have won 4 of their last 5 games, including two against St. Louis and solid wins over Philly and Baltimore. They have Chicago next, who can’t buy a win since they lost Cutler and Forte. Caleb Hanie is one of the least capable QB’s in the league right now and Marion Barber almost single handily gave the Broncos a win last week with a bone head move in regulation and extremely costly fumble in OT. They have lost 3 straight, which is good news for Seattle considering they are one of their main competitors for a wild card spot. They currently stand at 7-6 and Seattle has a great chance of evening up with them on Sunday.