Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Wednesday, December 22 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
What's Being Said: Rams 20, Seahawks 10
The Seahawks fell short in their bid to pull off an upset win on Tuesday night, losing to the Los Angeles Rams for the second time this season by a score of 20-10. It was a solid defensive effort by the Seahawks for most of the night, holding the Rams and the league's top wide receiver in Cooper Kupp to just three points in the first half. Quandre Diggs tied a career high by grabbing his fifth interception of the season, and Carlos Dunlap II had his best performance of the year with three sacks.
But the offense couldn't generate enough answers, gaining just 214 total yards of their own on the evening. DeeJay Dallas scored the Seahawks' only touchdown on a four-yard carry in the third quarter and was Seattle's top rusher with eight carries for 41 yards. Gerald Everett led all Seahawks receivers with 60 yards on four catches.
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It was Kupp who stole the show offensively, though, finishing the game with nine catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Kupp now has 122 receptions on the season, surpassing the franchise record Isaac Bruce had set for the Rams in 1995 (119).
Here's what the media are saying after the game:
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle on the team’s vow to keep playing for each other down the stretch of the season.
Also at Seahawks.com, John Boyle gives six rapid reactions following the game.
Read what the Seahawks had to say following the game.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times hands out grades in his weekly report card.
Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times wrote about how last night’s game lived up to the theme of the Seahawks’ season so far.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post says that the Seahawks’ reign as an NFL power is officially over after last night’s loss.
Gregg Bell of The News Tribune on the disconnect between Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf on Tuesday night.
Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports on Cooper Kupp’s MVP-caliber performance.
Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN on how the same issues the Seahawks have seen throughout the season popped up again on Tuesday.
ESPN's Brady Henderson on the missed chances and missed calls that doomed the Seahawks’ playoff chances.
Frank T. Raines of SB Nation/Field Gulls looks at how the Seahawks could still possibly sneak into the playoffs.
Seth Galina of Pro Football Focus gave a position recap for the Seahawks and Rams.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic says the reality of the season is starting to set in after Tuesday’s loss.
Bobby Wagner has joined the Delta Community Captain program to help recognize captains off the field and in the Seattle community! Earlier this month, Bobby and Delta made a surprise visit with a USO family to thank them for their service and present them with the Delta Community Captain award. In addition to spending some quality time with the family (including some "I Spy" with the kids), Bobby also presented them with a prize pack consisting of four tickets to see the Seahawks face the Lions on January 2 at Lumen Field, four round-trip Delta Airlines flight certificates, Seahawks jerseys, and other swag items.
The Delta Community Captains program is designed to recognize local individuals or organizations in the greater Seattle area that are making a difference in the community by naming them as honorary team captains.
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Jamal Adams is staying positive despite Tuesday's loss:
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Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner helped surprise a USO family to thank them for their service and present them with the Delta Community Captain award. In addition to the surprise visit, the family received tickets to an upcoming Seahawks game, a roundtrip flight with Delta Air Lines, and other swag.