The panacea for any loss is a victory the following week. The Seattle Seahawks drank a cup of cure-all in the form of a 27-9 victory over the St. Louis Rams in front of more than 68,000 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, December 29. The potion slaked the franchise’s quest for yet another division title (its sixth in the past 10 seasons), yet only served to feed the hunger for greater things.
The defense last Sunday was, again, simply dominating.
How dominating were they? They limited the Rams to 13 yards rushing on 17 carries for the entire game. They held the Rams to 145 yards passing. That’s a total offensive output of only 158 yards, and that total was less than 100 before a meaningless late-game drive for the Rams. That is how dominant this defense was.
They staked the offense to an early seven-point lead when linebacker
The defensive line kept Rams QB Kellen Clemens under pressure all day, but registered only 2.0 sacks (one each by
Pete Carroll and John Schneider knew exactly what this defense needed over the offseason to send it over the top, and they got it by bringing in guys like Bennett and
The offense looked improved across the board in their performance from the previous week.
The 12th Man was particularly loud on the day, as well. For me, my voice is as harshed as it has been all year following a game, if not more so.
The NFL’s “Second Season” now begins, and the Seahawks get to rest a week. Their opponent will be determined after this weekend’s wild-card round.
It has been an incredible season to this point. And now the real fun begins! We’ll see you in two weeks at CenturyLink Field against...who?
At this moment in time, I really don’t care. I’m soaking this one up and letting the season settle in. This team has lived up to the hype. Can it carry it through the postseason?