Rams Defeat Seahawks in See-Saw Game, Improve to 9-1


"To no one's surprise, Rams' WR Cooper Kupp tore his ACL and is out for the season, per source", he reports.

The Seahawks forced the Rams to punt after three plays.

Recently acquired outside linebacker Dante Fowler made a strip-sack of Wilson on Seattle's 23-yard line and Fowler recovered the ball at the Seahawks 9-yard line. Seattle gashed L.A. for 273 yards rushing, which is the most the Rams have allowed since DeMarco Murray's breakout game in 2011.

For now, the 9-1 Rams remain firmly in control of their fate.

Kupp averaged 14.4 FanDuel points this season, with 40 catches (55 targets) for 566 yards and 6 touchdowns over eight games.

Kupp had five receptions for 39 yards in the game.

The Rams needed only one play to convert the game's only turnover into a touchdown. "We had to move ourselves, so to win a game like this, a divisional game, we're trying to give people something to smile about". Seattle (4-5) led 29-25 in first downs and 30:37-29:23 in time of possession.

For the second straight week, Seattle was bad at stopping the run, especially in the first half. Along with Kupp's struggles and Cooper's season-long absence, Los Angeles has been without cornerback Aqib Talib for the past seven games due to an ankle injury that required surgery. But its defense must improve starting this week.

An online auction of game-worn jerseys of select players, including Goff, star running back Todd Gurley and Whitworth was held, with proceeds benefiting the Conejo Valley Victims Fund and American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief. "It's been a tough week, where there's a lot of things that are a lot bigger than football going on this week", McVay said, referring to Woolsey Fire and Borderline bar mass shooting in Ventura County, where the Rams train.

Gurley scored his NFL-leading 17th touchdown in the second quarter on a 17-yard run. Lockett caught another touchdown pass against the Rams on a attractive throw from Wilson.

And second-year backup Josh Reynolds is certain to get more playing time, particularly against the Chiefs. No one would expect them to get to the Super Bowl.

The biggest issue for the Seahawks, assuming Penny can replicate this performance, with regards to the backfield now is who will get carries and which players does the team want to retain in the future. You're going to go through those stretches, but that's why we've got short memories.