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Final: Seahawks 20, Rams 13

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm with 4 Comments »
December 30, 2012 4:44 pm

Seattle Seahawks' Michael Robinson heads for the end zone as Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll signals the touchdown in the background at left in the second half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Seattle Seahawks held onto a 20-13 win over NFC West rival St. Louis (7-8-1) this afternoon to finish undefeated at home for the first time since the franchise’s 2005 Super Bowl season.

Seattle (11-5) already clinched a playoff spot last week, and will travel to the Dallas (8-7) at Washington (9-6) winner next week in the first round of the NFC Wild Card playoffs.

The winner of tonight’s Dallas-Washington contest will claim the NFC East division crown and No. 4 seed in the NFC playoffs, while the Seahawks held onto the No. 5 seed.

Check out the results here.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson completed 15 of 19 passes for 250 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to fullback Michael Robinson to tie Peyton Manning for the rookie touchdown record. Wilson finished with 26 passing touchdowns on the year, the same number Manning totaled in his rookie season of 1998.

The Rams did a nice job of getting after Wilson, finishing with six sacks on the day.

Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 100 yards on 18 carries, becoming the third player in team history to rush for over 1,500 yards in a single season. Lynch (1,5xx) joins Chris Warren (1,545 in 1994) and Shaun Alexander (1,696 in 2004 and 1,880 in 2005).

Lynch also ran for 100 yards for the 10th time this season.

The Seahawks took the lead for good on an 10-play, 90-yard drive that ended in a Wilson 1-yard touchdown run with 1:39 left to play.

Seattle receiver Golden Tate kept the drive alive by recovering a Lynch fumble at the St. Louis 22-yard line. Two plays later, Wilson found Tate for a 44-yard pass play down the right sideline, putting the Seahawks in scoring position.

Tate finished with three receptions for 105 yards.

Richard Sherman picked off his team-leading eight interception on 4th and 10 from Seattle’s 29-yard line with 40 seconds left to seal the victory.

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Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. LeePHilI says:

    You have to love Wilson’s team-first attitude. He could have throw the ball to his tight end for a touchdown pass to break the record, and played it safe and ran the ball in for the final score.

  2. bert1913 says:

    Sherman seems to set up his interceptions by letting the receiver get open, only to jump in front of he ball at the last second.

  3. “Sherman seems to set up his interceptions by letting the receiver get open…”

    Yes, and RS has openly made that statement. He was explaining that if he covers too tightly the ball will never come his way. So he sets a trap by playing just loose enough to lure them in.

  4. rramstad says:

    Not that anyone is coming back to read this post late, and edit it, but there are two errors. One is that the fumble was on the Seahawks 22 i.e. very very dangerous, guaranteed pretty much that the Rams go ahead if they recover it. (You can tell this is wrong because you state that Tate then makes a 44 yard reception, which would require a very strange field LOL if it was on the Rams 22 that the fumble occurred.) Second error is that the exact rushing total for Lynch needs to be included (it’s listed as 1,5xx). Hope that helps.

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