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Rams vs. Seahawks: Running Blog

Posted by nickwagoner on November 20, 2011 – 7:45 PM

Fourth Quarter

– Clayton took his first punt return opportunity to watch as a long punt sailed over his head for a touchback. The Rams start again at their 20 and must get something going now.

– The Rams quickly went three and out again, punting back to Seattle at its 35.

– The Seahawks started from their 40 after a 5-yard penalty was enforced for an illegal man downfield.

– Justin Forsett scored from 22 yards out to make it 24-7 Seattle with 4:21 to play.

– Bradford was hit and fumbled late, Seattle recovered at the Rams’ 39.

– That would do it for the scoring as Seattle ran the ball and ran out the clock.

– The Seahawks win it 24-7 and improve to 4-6. The Rams fall to 2-8 with the loss.

Third Quarter

– The Rams started from their 20 and finally got a drive going as they went to the no huddle.

– Bradford hit Gibson for gains of 10 and 11 before connecting with Lloyd for 14 more.

– But the drive died at Seattle’s 38 and Jones punted to pin the Seahawks at their 6.

– After a first down, Seattle had to punt from its 23, giving it back to the Rams at their 33.

– An illegal contact penalty netted 5 yards but Bradford was hit and fumbled on second down before Roy Lewis recovered it at the Rams’ 25.

– Seattle took advantage as Lynch punched it in from 3 yards out to make it 17-7 Seattle with 5:58 to go in the third.

– The Rams started again from their 20 in serious need of a long drive and some points.

– They picked up a first down as Bradford sneaked for 1 yard on third and 1.

– On another third and 1 at the 39, Bradford threw incomplete and the Seahawks have it back at their 16.

– The Rams got a stop after one first down and the Rams will get it back to start the fourth.

Second Quarter

– Quinn picked up his fourth sack of the season, dropping Jackson for a 9 yard loss to force another Seattle punt.

– Chris Long was shaken up on the play and limped off.

– The Rams get it back at their 9 as Austin Pettis fielded a punt at his own 1 and gained 8 on the return.

– The Rams moved the chains as Bradford hit Gibson for a gain of 10 on third and 7.

– An unnecessary roughness penalty on Stephen Spach and a false start nullified that, though, making it second and 26 at the 5.

– Another low line drive punt from Jones allowed Washington to shake loose again, giving Seattle a first down at the Rams’ 40 on a return of 25 yards.

– Seattle took advantage this time as Lynch finally got some room for a 10-yard run and Jackson hit Rice for a 14-yard touchdown to tie it at 7 with 8:36 to go in the first half.

– The Rams started from their 20 but couldn’t get anything going again as they continue to struggle to move the ball.

– LeVoir was replaced by Hughes on the first play as LeVoir has a shoulder injury. His return is questionable.

– Seattle has more good field position at the Rams’ 47 to start the drive.

– A key unnecessary roughness penalty after a 15 yard gain pushed Seattle back to its 41 and Stewart picked up a sack for a loss of 8 to make it third and 32.

– The Rams got the stop but need some yards to get a little breathing room and rhythm as they start again from their 9.

– Bradford hit Clayton for 12 yards and a first down on second down to the 22.

– On third-and-12 from the 20, Bradford hit Lloyd down the left sideline for a gain of 16 but Seattle challenged whether Lloyd controlled it.

– The call was reversed and called incomplete. Seattle gets it back at its 30.

– Seattle moved into Rams territory on the strength of a 35-yard completion to Doug Baldwin on third-and-2 to the Rams’ 27.

– Two incompletions there set up a third-and-10 at the Rams’ 27.

– A 12 yard run by Lynch gave Seattle a first down but it got shoved back by a 12-yard sack from Quinn.

– A pass interference call against King gave Seattle a first and goal at the 1 but with three second left, the Seahawks opted for a 19-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka. He converted to make it 10-7 Seattle at the half.

First Quarter

– Seattle received to start the game. The hawks start from their 15.

– They started with some trickery as WR Sidney Rice came on a reverse, stopped and threw a perfect deep ball to Mike Williams for a gain of 55 to the Rams’ 30.

– But the Rams ended that drive right away as Chris Chamberlain stepped in front of a pass from Tarvaris Jackson for an interception to give it to the Rams at their 29.

– The Rams picked up a first down as Bradford hit Gibson for a gain of 6 on third and 1.

– The drive ended as Jackson was stopped for a gain of 2 on third-and-4 at midfield.

– The punt went for a touchback and Seattle takes over at its 20.

– Two plays later, Brandon Lloyd came clean down the right sideline for a 30-yard touchdown.

– The Rams lead it 7-0 with 9:15 to go in the first quarter.

– The defense promptly got another stop behind the work of S Darian Stewart, who came up with a tackle for a 4 yard loss.

– On the ensuing punt, DE Robert Quinn broke through and got a piece of the kick, giving the Rams good field position at their 42.

– The Rams went three and out, though, giving it back to Seattle at its 23.

– The defense got it done again, coming up with another three and out to get it back for the offense at the Rams’ 38.

– The Rams couldn’t get anything going again as Mark Clayton made his first catch since his return for a gain of 6 yards. But that was it and the Rams punted again.

– Washington burned the Rams with a big return back to Seattle’s 49 to give the Hawks good field position. The return went 37 yards.

– A sack by James Hall for a loss of 11 at the end of the first quarter sends this one into the second frame with the Rams leading 7-0 and Seattle with a third-and-24 at its 45.

Pregame Notes

– Greetings from the Edward Jones Dome where the Rams and Seahawks preparing for today’s 3:05 kickoff.

– The Rams were hit again by the injury bug Friday and made the news official on Saturday as LT Rodger Saffold is going to miss the rest of the season because of a torn pectoral injury. He suffered the injury lifting weights on Friday. He’ll need surgery and has been placed on injured reserve.

– Rookie T/G Kevin Hughes replaces him on the roster. The Rams like Hughes’ potential and he’ll be one of the first in line should anything happen to Mark LeVoir, who replaces Saffold in the starting lineup.

– CB Justin King will be active today after suffering an ankle sprain in practice on Thursday. He’s expected to start with Josh Gordy on the other side and Marquis Johnson at nickel.

– The Rams’ inactives: WR Danario Alexander (hamstring), T Jason Smith (concussion), RB Cadillac Williams (calf), CB Nate Ness, LB Justin Cole, LB Ben Leber, DT Darell Scott.

– Seattle’s inactives: QB Josh Portis, WR Deon Butler, SS Atari Bigby, CB Ron Parker, T James Carpenter, T Jarriel King and DE Anthony Hargrove.

– The Rams are wearing the blue on blue today.

– Today is also Military Appreciation Day at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams will honor local military throughout the game.

– Stay tuned for updates throughout the game.

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2 Responses to “Rams vs. Seahawks: Running Blog”

  1. By justin on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    come on why does all the blame fall on spags… if we keep changing coaches we will never progress… injury bug bit us hard this year but dont you dare attack spags on this…. oh and shurmur is doing so much better for the browns this year come on they have one of the worst offenses as well… and we beat him this year… jack harborough is not the only x factor in SF this year… i trust in u spags!!!! dont let all the hate from your own fans mess with your head… He gets enough of that from the opponents, we should be on the Rams’ side not the other way around!!!! What gives? Do we not have any Rams fans in STL anymore? Are all you just a bunch of haters now?

  2. By blitznrams on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply

    It seems we are in a rebuilding year again!After 7-9 last year I had hope this year (8-8). We have missed on the draft, releasing players that are productive for other teams (Dallas receiver). We have had a ton of injuries and I wonder how many we would have if we were consistantly winning? I believe in Spags but if we don’t start improving he will be gone at the end of the year.

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