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Friday Round-Up: Media Reactions To Seahawks' Week 5 Loss To The Rams

Here’s what local and national media had to say following Thursday night’s loss to the Rams.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, October 8 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

What's Being Said: Rams 26, Seahawks 17

The Seahawks suffered a tough loss to the Los Angeles Rams last night, falling to 2-3 on the season after losing their third game in four weeks. The Hawks led the game 7-3 at halftime, with the defense forcing three punts and an interception on Rams' first four possessions, but back-to-back touchdown drives in the third quarter fueled the Rams' comeback effort.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson also suffered a finger sprain on his throwing hand midway through the third quarter and would eventually be replaced by Geno Smith. Smith performed well in relief, leading the Hawks on two scoring drives, including a 98-yard touchdown drive immediately after entering the game. Down 23-17 with just over two minutes to play, the Seahawks would have one more opportunity to tie or take the lead before Smith was intercepted by Rams safety Nick Scott to all but seal the game.

Here's what local and national media are saying after the game:

Read what the Seahawks and the Rams had to say after the game.

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta grades the Seahawks in his report card.

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Seahawks Celebrate East African Community Services As Part Of Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing

The Seahawks and Boeing selected eight local organizations to receive 2021 Seahawks home game tickets as part of the Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing (LOY) program.

The Seahawks vs. Rams game featured East African Community Services. East African Community Services (EACS) is dedicated to providing culturally responsive K-12 Education programs that keep youth safe and help them succeed in school and life. They provide tools to adjust to life in the United States and participate in broad and integrated community life. Get to know the inspiring youth.

A total of 25 students received four game tickets, breakfast with a special visit from a Seahawks Legend, concession vouchers, and a Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing sweatshirt. Each student also received a pair of new shoes from Nike as well as a Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing backpack and athletic socks. After challenges many students faced over the last 18 months, the Seahawks and Boeing wanted to extend the program's reach past gamedays and provide students with gear to help transition back to in-person school.

Legion of Youth, powered by Boeing, is a Seahawks gameday ticket experience for community organizations that serve youth throughout the Northwest. The Seahawks vs. Rams game featured East African Community Services. East African Community Services (EACS) is dedicated to providing culturally responsive K-12 Education programs that keep youth safe and help them succeed in school and life. They provide tools to adjust to life in the United States and participate in broad and integrated community life. Get to know the inspiring youth.

Seahawks Award Grants To Two Washington State High Schools

The Seahawks are proud to support high school football programs across the state, and ensure that schools and players have the equipment and resources they need to be safe, successful, and to have fun.

The COVID-19 pandemic hit high school football communities extremely hard, and the Seahawks want to make sure that schools beyond the Seattle area, in central and eastern Washington, have the funding necessary for a functional football program. To help in this effort, the Seahawks are awarding a total of $10,000 to Wahluke High School in Mattawa and Rogers High School in Spokane.

The Seahawks believe that all students should have the opportunity to play football, and these grants will help these schools secure the necessary resources to make that happen. Congratulations!

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After his impressive performance in relief of Russell Wilson, Geno Smith has some encouraging words for the fans.

The Seattle Seahawks take on the Los Angeles Rams for Thursday Night Football during Week 5 of the 2021 season at Lumen Field. This album will be updated throughout the game. Game Action photos are presented by Washington Lottery.

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