Russell Wilson plunged into the end zone from one yard out with 1:39 remaining in the game, and the Seattle Seahawks capped off an impressive regular season with a 20-13 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
The Seahawks (11-5) had already wrapped up a playoff spot, and Sunday's win guaranteed them the No. 5 seed in the NFC. The Rams (7-8-1) entered the game having already been eliminated from playoff contention.
Seattle opened the scoring with a 43-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka with 10:40 left in the second quarter, but the Rams took a 7-3 lead on their next possession. In a game that was back-and-forth throughout, Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein connected on a 25-yard field goal with 11:25 left in regulation to tie the game at 13-13.
With 5:11 on the clock and the game tied, the Seahawks took over at their own 10-yard line. Facing a third-and-5 at the Seattle 27, Wilson passed to Golden Tate for a 44-yard gain down the right side. Five plays later, the rookie quarterback scored the winning touchdown.
Best/worst stat of the game
If you love hard-nosed, defensive football, you probably enjoyed this game. The Seahawks finished with 362 yards and 17 first downs, and the Rams had just 331 yards and 19 first downs.
Wilson had a big day for fantasy owners. He completed 15-of-19 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown, and he rushed nine times for 58 yards and another score.
Steven Jackson, who recently mentioned possibly retiring after the season, didn't contribute much. Jackson finished with 52 yards on 11 carries and seven catches for 45 yards.
Next team on the schedule
The Rams' season is over. The Seahawks will play in the NFC Wild Card round.