It came down to the final play of the game, but the Seattle Seahawks survived to hold on for a 14-9 win against the St. Louis Rams.
Trailing 14-9, St. Louis took over at its own 3-yard line and rode their running attack all the way down the field. Seattle stopped St. Louis on a 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line setting up the final play of the game. Despite having success on the ground, the Rams chose to pass on fourth down and Kellen Clemens' game-winning attempt fell incomplete.
The game proved to be a defensive battle with neither offense able to get going. Russell Wilson was pressured all night as the Seahawks struggled mightily to clear room through the Rams defense. Robert Quinn and Chris Long were dominant for the St. Louis, both racking up three sacks.
While the Seahawks struggled to move the ball, they took advantage of what opportunities they had. A Richard Sherman interception set up the Seahawks deep in St. Louis territory in the first half. Wilson and the offense capitalized, giving Seattle a 7-3 lead at halftime that they would extend lead late in the third quarter, thanks to an acrobatic catch and run from Golden Tate.
The defenses dominated the rest of the game as the teams combined for 13 punts, including nine by Seattle. The Seahawks finished with just seven first downs, while the Rams found more offensive success, but struggled to finish drives. Rookie Zac Stacy ran well, finishing with 134 yards. Two turnovers and a missed field goal cost the Rams.
With the win the Seahawks are now 7-1 while the Rams dropped to 3-5
Fantasy studs and duds
Tate was the only Seahawk to do much offensively. He finished with five catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns. Stacy had the best game for St. Louis, finishing with 134 rushing yards.
Marshawn Lynch carried just eight times, finishing with 23 yards.
Sidney Rice left the game for Seattle during the first half and did not return. He suffered a knee injury was taken back to the locker room.
Did they cover?
The Seahawks opened as an 11.5-point favorite and failed to cover the spread despite picking up the win.
Seattle returns home for a game against Tampa Bay next week. St. Louis will host the Tennessee Titans.