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MNF Recap: Rams Come Up Just Short

29 Oct

Kellen Clemens got 96 yards, but needed 97 to win the game.

St. Louis had 3 chances from inside the 2-yard line to take the lead in the final minute, but Chris Givens dropped what would have been a touchdown, Daryl Richardson was stuffed at the line of scrimmage, and Kellen Clemens 4th down pass was over the head of Brian Quick giving the Seahawks an ugly 14-9 win on the road.

Seattle won in spite of its offense which was completely anemic all game managing just 135 total yards and 7 first downs. The Seahawks 7 first downs were the fewest in franchise history in a game they won.

Russell Wilson was sacked seven times and Marshawn Lynch was held to 23 yards on the ground.

There were two big plays that helped determine this game. The first was an 80-yard Golden Tate touchdown late in the 3rd quarter that accounted for over half of Seattle’s offense for the game, and the other was a missed field goal from 50-yard out by Greg Zuerlein.

If Zuerlein had made that 50-yard field goal, all the Rams would have needed on the team’s final drive was a field goal.

Other than Golden Tate’s long touchdown, neither team could get anything going. Robert Quinn and Chirs Long each had 3 sacks as well as 8 quarterback hits for the Rams which kept Russell Wilson uncomfortable all game long.

Kellen Clemens struggled for the most part completing 15/31 passes for 158 yards and 2 interceptions. Zac Stacy had a monster game though rushing for 134 yards on 26 carries, but was not in the game when the Rams were knocking on the door.

Seattle improves to 7-1 with the win and host the winless Buccaneers next week. The Rams welcome Jeff Fisher’s old team, the Titans to St. Louis.

 
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