Quotes from the Rams coaches and players following their 16-10 loss to the Seahawks.
Head Coach Sean McVay
(On if the Seahawks did anything to throw off the Rams offense…) "They're a great defense. They do an excellent job. Early on to start the game, when we get the first possession we turn the football over on a touchback and those are things that you can't do against a great opponent. As a whole, you have two interceptions, you have a couple fumbles and then some missed opportunities that we had. Anytime that you turn the football over five times against a great opponent like the Seattle Seahawks, you're going to put yourself in a tough position. To our players' credit, they continue to fight and battle all the way to the end. That's one of the things that I feel like is starting to become one of our identities and we make no excuses – we didn't get it done today. Starting with me, we can all look at ourselves critically and figure out what we can do to be a part of the solution, but give credit to the Seahawks, they got it done today."
(On QB Jared Goff being so poised in previous games and what the difference was today…) "I think there was a couple uncharacteristic decisions that he did make. Again, when you play an excellent front like that, they cause some disruption, got to him and they forced some of those errant throws and got some turnovers. But, that's what great defenses do. They made enough plays. Certainly what I respect about Jared is he made a couple big time throws at the end, gave ourselves a chance to try to tie that game up and then see if we kick the extra point to win. But, we didn't get it done, they did and we make no excuses."
(On WR Sammy Watkins pulling up on the deep route…) "I think it was probably one of those plays that didn't expect it and I'd have to talk to Sammy about that. Until you go back and truly look at it, I can't say and I haven't had a chance to specifically talk to Sammy about that one individual play."
(On how much of a difference he thinks that Gurley fumble for the touchback was…) "Maybe it does and we always talk about it, other than points there is no greater indicator of the history of this game of winning and losing football games than turnovers. We turned the ball over five times today and that's not a recipe for winning football. That's not something that we can afford to do if we expect to win games moving forward. That was one of many plays that didn't help the outcome for the game for the Rams today."
(On what he learned about Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's ability to extend plays…) "I think that's one of the traits that makes him unique. He's one of the best players in this league and it's because of that ability to be able to extend plays with his feet, keep his eyes down the field, make some off-schedule throws, but then he can also create with his legs as a runner. I think that's one of the things that makes him special. From what I saw, it looked like our guys were flying around pretty good defensively. It was a great, hard fought battle and I was pretty pleased with the defensive effort that we gave as a whole today."
Quarterback Jared Goff
(On why the offense struggled today…) "I thought we moved the ball pretty well for the most part a lot of the game. Early on, we definitely did hit a lull in the middle and started moving again and had a 12-play drive and 13-play drive that went for no points. It wasn't so much we weren't moving the ball, we just weren't finishing drives. That's what it came down to, we just weren't finishing drives. We got into the red zone and we didn't do a very good job. And that's what shows up. I think if you see why Seattle's been so good for so long with what they do defensively and gave us issues all day."
(On if he can pull any positives from today's game…) "For sure. I think the resiliency you see is in our team offensively, defensively, and special teams. We made so many mistakes today, especially offensively, and to be with however many seconds there were a chance to win the game there in the end says something about the guys in the room we have. By no means are we satisfied with scoring 10 points ever. We're not happy about the way it finished and the way it went all day but I think you can look at the resiliency and the perseverance of the guys in that room."
(On what was going through his mind in today's final drive and if the previous drive was on his mind…)"I think so. I think I came into this one knowing that we had the dudes to do it and knowing that we got everything we want. Just read the play out and make plays and try to get the balls to the playmakers. Like I said, the two long completions we had were great routes and was able to get them the ball. It builds a little bit of confidence for sure, but by no means are we satisfied with the way that it ended. You know, would've love to have more. But with that being said, think we're in an OK spot now. We go on the road to Jacksonville and hopefully come out there with a win."
Running Back Todd Gurley
(On if he feels like this is a game that the Rams gave away rather than they won…) "At the end of the day, you've got to give credit to those guys. We didn't get the job done, but obviously, yeah for sure. We'll watch the film and we'll get better. It was a tough one though – tough one to swallow."
(On if he was surprised by the fumble call on the fumble on the first possession…) "The game is going so fast – you can't really remember. Obviously, I've got to do a good job of taking care of the ball. No ifs, ands or buts about it. I should've just lowered my shoulder. Good thing that did happen, so won't let it to happen again."
(On if the silver lining can be that the Rams were still just one play away from winning even after the five turnovers…) "Yeah. It just says a lot about this team. We go through these situations all the time at practice, obviously fell short. Like I said, a lot of stuff is correctable. We'll get it fixed and we'll definitely come back ready for Jacksonville."
Linebacker Alec Ogletree
(On if the defense started to figure things out especially against the run…)"Guys just running their blocks and playing their gaps and just getting over the top. We knew they like to run the ball and we had to stop the run first and defend the pass second. Like I said, we did a good job stopping the run. Wish we could have came out a little different, but definitely proud as a defense for sure."
(On if he was surprised they were able to get to Russell Wilson…) "No, I know we have the guys that are able to get to him. Being able to hold up it the back end and put pressure on them up front, I just feel like we have a great chance against any quarterback."
Safety John Johnson III
(On if he thought he was going to take that interception to the end zone…) "I should've. I'll get it right and I will take them to the house. But it was great to finally get an interception. I feel like the first one is always harder to get. I hope that there's a lot more coming."
(On if he saw Russell Wilson out of the corner of his eye on the interception return…) "I did. I was peaking over at him. I probably should have just kept my head to the end zone and I probably could have outrun him. But yeah, I saw him."
Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp
(On if Seattle's defense was the reason the Rams had struggles offensively…) "Yeah, you want to give a bunch of credit to Seattle. They flew around, they made some good plays. As an offense, we just need to get in a rhythm, get things going a little bit and they did a good job of keeping that from happening. At the same time, we lost and if we can clean up our end to make sure we are putting ourselves in better positions and executing better. We're going to go back and watch film, learn from that and like I said, we're going to move on to Jacksonville."
(On guys coming over to him and sharing a word with him after the game…) "I've got the best teammates in the world. These guys, they put their heart and soul into this and to see the blood, sweat and tears that they put into this game and how badly they want to win. That's what – in a way it makes it tough just knowing that I feel like I let these guys down and I was in position to make that play. But to have these kind of teammates around you, it's pretty special."
Game action photos from the Seahawks' 16-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5.