June 24, 2018

Halftime Notes: Rams and Seahawks Tied at 10

10 October 2017, 12:41 | Kristopher Drake

Since 2010 the Seahawks are 8-6 against the Rams

Since 2010 the Seahawks are 8-6 against the Rams

The Seattle Seahawks looked like they'd dominate the NFC West before the season began, but they entered Week 5 behind the Los Angeles Rams in the division.

Rams running back Todd Gurley has 42 points, which is second in the NFL. Gurley's 596 yards rushing/receiving are second-highest total in National Football League, and most by Ram in first four games since Marshall Faulk had 615 in 2001.

And here is what coach Pete Carroll had to say Friday following the final full practice for this game.

The Seahawks did prevail, albeit barely.

Until they prove otherwise, though, the Rams are still also-rans in this division.

"People are looking forward to writing us off", said CB Richard Sherman. "Our demise was greatly exaggerated".

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Jay Cutler finally silenced the boobirds by capping a 58-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry for the tiebreaking score in the fourth quarter, and the Dolphins overcame another dismal offensive showing.

Will the Seahawks pull off a small upset versus the Rams when the NFC West rivals clash at 4:05PM ET on Sunday? The Seahawks offensive line is disgusting and is causing numerous three-and-outs per game.

The Seahawks held the Rams to 10 points, all in the first half and 25.5 points below what they were averaging coming in, by staying in nickel defense.

Last week, the upstart Los Angeles Rams looked just about ready for prime time with a thrilling 35-30 road victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

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But Kyrgios showed his best side for a Beijing crowd that lapped up his fearsome shot-making and showmanship. Australia's Nick Kyrgios will face Russia's Andrey Rublev or Germany's Alexander Zverev in the other match.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was 24 of 37 for 198 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

So Groz's point - or at least, what I think his point is - is that the Rams have a different team and might be more susceptible to losing to the Seahawks than they were before.

"Absolutely phenomenal", tight end Luke Willson said of the Seattle defenders. "If I'm putting my hands on the ball, I've got to make the play". "It was a special day for them". "It was just one of those things where it's a business decision and I'm OK with that", Rawls said.

"(Goff) has been on fire, but I thought we made him scatter the ball around the second half. "His throws were getting away. But you're going to know if I'm out there because I'll be out there having fun and working hard for my team". I don't know if that's because of rush or coverage or not, I just know the ball was not on target. That allowed Seattle to use Graham outside more.

"It's been a long time since we've won in the Coliseum", the Seahawks' head coach said. Just let the big fella go get it.

"That secondary is tough, but so are we".

But up until that point, the Seahawks had made so many key plays and the Rams so many key gaffes, that the outcome felt appropriate. Today, I didn't make enough. It has kept other teams guessing and the with the players they have at the moment, they can execute their plays regardless of how the other team's defense sets up.

- Wilson, Britt, Ifedi and Joeckel have still played every offensive snap this season. The Rams settled for a field goal and a 10-0 lead, and they never scored again.

"I was good friends with his dad", Carroll said before pausing to laugh, "when we were at San Francisco, so I can't tell you much more". It will be up to the rest of the defensive line, guys like Sheldon Richardson and Michael Bennett, to elevate their level of play to compensate for the loss of Avril.

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