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Week 4 September 30  
Seahawks
(2-2-0)
 
 
 
Final 
 
 
Rams
(2-2-0)
at
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 10:00AM PDT
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TV: FOX
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Game Recap

ST. LOUIS – This one will come back to haunt the Seahawks.

The St. Louis Rams scored 13 points in a 3½-minute span to close the first half and open the second and used it to hand the Seahawks a 19-13 loss at the Edward Jones Dome.

The Seahawks had one last chance to drive for the game-winning touchdown, but it was snuffed when Bradley Fletcher intercepted Russell Wilson’s pass that was intended for tight end Anthony McCoy, who slipped and fell on the play.

It was Wilson’s third interception of the game.

The Rams, meanwhile, got a record-setting performance from rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein, who kicked field goals of 60 and 58 yards – as well as shorter ones from 24 and 48 yards.

The loss evened the Seahawks’ record at 2-2, same as the Rams. The Seahawks continue their stretch of playing on the road four times in five weeks when they travel to Carolina next week to meet the Panthers.

The Seahawks took a 7-0 lead as Marshawn Lynch scored on an 18-yard run, as Seattle put together its first game-opening TD drive of the season – and eight-play, 80-yarder that included no third downs. Wilson was 3 of 3 for 40 yards, while Lynch carried four times for 32 yards.

The Rams then answered with a franchise-record 58-yard field goal by Zuerlein to cap a 10-play, 40-yard drive.

The Rams then weaved their late-first half/early-second half magic to take the lead.

They scored 10 points in the final 71 seconds of the half. The Rams got the ball into the end zone with 1:11 left in the half, and in the most unusual way as holder Johnny Hekker passed 2 yards to Danny Amendola on a fake field goal. After a 31-yard punt by Jon Ryan, Greg Zuerlein kicked a 48-yard field on the final play of the half.

Wilson also threw his first interception, as Trumaine Johnson picked off his third-down pass that went off Doug Baldwin after the Seahawks’ reached the Rams’ 49-yard line.

The Seahawks allowed the Rams to convert on third-and-13, third-and-14 and third-and-10 on their first two scoring drives in the first half.

The Rams followed up their point-producing finish to the first half with a 60-yard field goal, giving them 13 points in 3½ minutes. The Seahawks got a 31-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka with 4:10 left in the quarter.

It was like Marshawn Lynch was trying to will the Seahawks to score. On the drive to Hauschka’s field goal, he caught two passes for 21 yards and carried twice for 11 yards. On the drive that ended the quarter, Lynch had a 7-yard run and 8-yard reception to get the ball rolling.

But the Rams’ special teams were on it to open the half. After Jo-Lonn Dunbar recovered Hauschka’s onside kick off at the Seahawks’ 48-yard line, Zuerlein kicked a 60-yard field goal – breaking his club-record 58-yard effort from the first half.

Despite driving to the 10-yard line on the second play of the fourth quarter, the Seahawks had to settle for a field goal when Williams Hayes sacked Wilson on third down. The Rams also added a field goal with just over six minutes to play. The Seahawks drove to the Rams’ 35-yard line in the closing seconds before Wilson’s pass was intercepted by Fletcher.

On the Rams’ almost seven-minute drive to Zuerlein’s last field goal, they converted on third-and-10 and third-and-12 as Bradford hit passes of 15 and 26 yards.

Seattle Seahawks

Total Net Yards 319
Total Turnovers 3
Penalties Yards 5-55
Time of Possession 29:52

Seahawks Player Stats

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Russell Wilson 17/25 160 0 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Marshawn Lynch 20 118 1 18
Robert Turbin 6 45 0 13
Russell Wilson 7 14 0 8
Leon Washington 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Sidney Rice 4 41 0 17
Marshawn Lynch 4 37 0 16
Zach Miller 3 32 0 13
Anthony McCoy 2 20 0 15
Robert Turbin 2 13 0 7
Doug Baldwin 1 10 0 10
Golden Tate 1 7 0 7

Opponent Player Stats

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Sam Bradford 16/30 221 0 1
Johnny Hekker 1/1 2 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Steven Jackson 18 55 0 23
Daryl Richardson 6 16 0 8
Danny Amendola 1 6 0 6
Sam Bradford 2 -2 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Danny Amendola 6 55 1 15
Chris Givens 1 52 0 52
Brandon Gibson 2 28 0 14
Lance Kendricks 2 22 0 26
Austin Pettis 2 22 0 17
Brian Quick 1 19 0 19
Daryl Richardson 2 13 0 11
Steven Jackson 1 12 0 12

Opponent

Total Net Yards 286
Total Turnovers 1
Penalties Yards 6-37
Time of Possession 30:08

Game Day Videos

Quarter Recaps

First Quarter

In a nutshell: Seahawks 7-3. Marshawn Lynch scored on an 18-yard run as the Seahawks put together their first game-opening TD drive of the season, an eight-play, 80-yarder that included no third downs. Rookie QB Russell Wilson was 3 of 3 for 40 yards, while Lynch carried four times for 32 yards. The Rams answered with a franchise-record 58-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein to cap a 10-play, 40-yard drive.

Player of the quarter: Wilson was 5 of 5 for 55 yards in the quarter and also ran once for 8 yards on the TD drive.

Play of the quarter: There was Lynch’s TD run, but there also was the last play of the quarter as Chris Givens got behind Richard Sherman for a 52-yard reception to the Seahawks’ 23-yard line.
Number of the quarter: 24. Lynch’s uniform number. He scored the TD and also carried seven times for 35 yards.

Second Quarter

In a nutshell: Rams 13-7, as they scored 10 points in the final 71 seconds of the half. The Rams got the ball into the end zone with 1:11 left in the half, and in the most unusual way as holder Johnny Hekker passed 2 yards to Danny Amendola on a fake field goal. After a 31-yard punt by Jon Ryan, Greg Zuerlein kicked a 48-yard field on the final play of the half.

Player of the quarter: Hekker. Just when it appeared the Seahawks were going to hold the Rams to a field goal at the end of the half – and hold their lead – the rookie punter/holder passed for the go-ahead score to Amendola, who was wide open in the right side of the end zone.

Play of the quarter: The TD pass, of course. But it was set up by Trumaine Johnson’s interception of a Russell Wilson’s third-down pass that went off Doug Baldwin after the Seahawks’ reached the Rams’ 49-yard line.
Number of the quarter: 3. As in third downs. As in the Seahawks allowed the Rams to convert on third-and-13, third-and-14 and third-and-10 on their first two scoring drives in the first half.

Third Quarter

In a nutshell: 16-10 Rams. The Rams followed up their point-producing finish to the first half with a 60-yard field goal, giving them 13 points in 3½ minutes. The Seahawks got a 31-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka with 4:10 left in the quarter.

Player of the quarter: Marshawn Lynch. It was like the Seahawks’ Beast Mode back was trying to will the Seahawks to score. On the drive to Hauschka’s field goal, he caught two passes for 21 yards and carried twice for 11 yards. On the drive that ended the quarter, Lynch had a 7-yard run and 8-yard reception to get the ball rolling.

Plays of the quarter: The Rams’ special teams were on it to open the half. After Jo-Lonn Dunbar recovered Hauschka’s onside kick off at the Seahawks’ 48-yard line, rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 60-yard field goal – breaking his club-record 58-yard effort from the first half.
Number of the quarter: 3. As in each team added a field goal.

Fourth Quarter

In a nutshell: Rams 19-13. The Seahawks will be left kicking themselves over this one. Despite driving to the 10-yard line on the second play of the quarter, they had to settle for a field goal when Williams Hayes sacked Russell Wilson on third down. The Rams also added a field goal with just over six minutes to play. The Seahawks drove to the Rams’ 35-yard line in the closing seconds before Wilson’s pass was intercepted by Bradley Fletcher.

Player of the quarter: Sam Bradford. The Seahawks sacked, whacked and harassed the Rams’ QB, but he found ways to make plays when his team most needed them – especially on the 15-play, 74-yard field goal drive.

Plays of the quarter: Let’s go with a pair of sacks. The aforementioned one by Hayes, but also another by Robert Quinn on a third-down play when the Seahawks were in desperate need of a first down to keep their next-to-last possession alive.

Number of the quarter: 3. Again as in third downs. On the Rams almost seven-minute drive to Greg Zuerlein’s field goal, they converted on third-and-10 and third-and-12 as Bradford hit passes of 15 and 26 yards.

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Game Day Photos

  • Seahawks Rams Football Greg Zuerlein, Johnny Hekker

    Posted Sep 30, 2012

    St. Louis Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein (4) and Johnny Hekker watch Zuerlein's 60-yard field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in St. Louis. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 19-13. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

  • Seahawks Rams Football Marshawn Lynch, Craig Dahl

    Posted Sep 30, 2012

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs past St. Louis Rams strong safety Craig Dahl for an 18-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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