We started the final quarter of the NFL season with a bang. Week 14 was full of crazy highlights and featured a pair of high calibered games. The first one we saw an instant classic as the 49ers beat New Orleans on the road 48-46. With the win and Seahawks loss, San Francisco catapults themselves back into the top spot of the NFC. With losses by New Orleans and Seattle, Green Bay slides into the second spot in the NFC. Green Bay went to Washington and barely beat the Redskins. Minnesota defeated Detroit to remain a game behind Green Bay for the NFC North lead. In the AFC, Baltimore won their 9th consecutive game as they beat Buffalo on the road.
Denver went to Houston and upset the Texans as Drew Lock made a statement that he should be the starter in 2020. Tennessee pulled into a tie with the Texans as they blew out the Oakland Raiders. Pittsburgh continues to impress and hold on to the final Wild Card spot with their win over Arizona. In a statement game, Kansas City went to New England and beat the Patriots. With all that action, let’s see how the Rams were able to dismantle the Seahawks.
The Seahawks received the ball first and marched the ball down the field. The Rams defense sacked Russell Wilson on 3rd & 3 to force a field goal. Jason Myers kicked a 39-yard field goal to put Seattle up 3-0. Los Angeles also marched the ball down on their first possession also. Jared Goff hit Tyler Higbee with a 33-yard pass to the ball on the 1-yard line. Malcolm Brown scored on the next play to put the Rams up 7-3. Seattle went 3-and-out on their next possession. The Rams started a nice drive as the first quarter ended. Robert Woods had four catches while Goff was almost perfect in the first quarter. Jared Goff and the Rams continued to push the ball down the field. Almost four minutes into the second quarter, Goff found Robert Woods for a 2-yard touchdown.
Surprisingly, the touchdown pass was the first for Woods all season and it put Los Angeles up 14-3. Seattle drove the ball right down the field. Instead of kicking a field goal on 4th & 1, Seattle went for it and the Rams stopped them. Seattle was on the Los Angeles 24 yard line. The Rams didn’t take advantage as they went 3 & out. The Rams defense came up big as they forced the Seahawks to another 3 & out also. The Rams went down the field in under four minutes and 72 yards to score. Jared Goff hit Cooper Kupp for a 10 yard touchdown. The Rams went up 21-3 with less than a minute remaining in the half. Seattle and Russell Wilson tried to get points before the half. The Seahawks were making some traction, but the Rams sacked Wilson and Seattle ran the clock out. The Rams went into halftime with a 21-3 lead.
The Rams opened the second half with the ball. Los Angeles continued to drive the ball on the Seahawks to start the second half. The safety, Quandre Diggs picked off Goff and took it back 55 yards for the touchdown. Seattle missed the point after, and the Rams lead 21-9. On the next possession, Rams continued to move the ball down the field. On a 3rd down, Goff went for it all and Quandre Diggs intercepted him again. Seattle got the ball on their 3 yard line. The Rams defense were able to hold Seattle to another 3 & out. Los Angeles drove the ball down the field on the back of Todd Gurley. The Rams settled for a field goal, but it was blocked.
Seattle got the ball back with the hopes of cutting the lead or cut it to a one possession game. The Rams defense continued to dominate the line as they sacked Wilson to force a punt. The Rams got the ball back with less than two minutes in the third with a 21-9 lead. The defenses for both teams continued to dominate as neither offense got traction. On the Rams first possession in the fourth quarter, they moved the ball down the field. Los A went 95 yards on 7 plays, and it was capped by a seven yard touchdown run by Todd Gurley. The TD put Los Angeles up 28-9 with about 11 minutes remaining.
The Rams continued to pressure Wilson, but he 3rd & 22, he found Metcalf for a nice 30 yard pass. The Rams held the offense from scoring a touchdown, so they settled for a field goal. With a little over seven minutes remaining, the Rams lead 28-12. They trade possessions and Seattle got the ball back. With a little over three minutes remaining, Seattle faced a 4th & 18. Wilson hit Josh Gordon for 23 yards to pick up the first down. Russell Wilson tried to make something happen but was intercepted in the end zone by Troy Hill. Los Angeles took over with 1:25 remaining. The Rams ran the time out and Seattle used their final two timeouts. Malcolm Brown ran for the first down to finish out the game. The Rams beat Seahawks Decisively on Sunday Night 28-12.
With the loss, Seattle drops to 10-3 and fall to the Wild Card leader. Los Angeles goes to 8-5 and now a game behind Minnesota for the second Wild Card spot. Seattle stay on the road as they travel to Carolina next week. While the Rams hit the road to battle the Dallas Cowboys.
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