NFL: Greg Zuerlein’s Missed FG Seals a Seahawks Win Over the LA Rams

Despite a brilliant performance by Russell Wilson on Thursday, October 3, in Seattle at CenturyLink Field, the Los Angeles Rams still had the chance to win on a field goal attempt with 15 seconds left that would have put them into the lead. Greg Zuerlein missed the 44-yard attempt wide right, sealing a nail-biting 30-29 win for the Seahawks.

Russell Wilson completed 17 of his 23 passes on the day for 268 yards and four touchdowns without any interceptions, putting up an impressive passer rating of 151.8 in the process. The Seahawks offense ran far more efficiently on the day than the Rams’ did with an OVER (Offensive Value and Efficiency Rating) score of 188.38 compared to Los Angeles’s OVER of 129.88.

While Seattle was more efficient on offense, the Rams had a sharper day defensively with a DVS (Defensive Value Score) of 4.0 over Seattle’s 0.25 DVS. This was powered by one sack, five quarterback hits and six tackles for loss by the Rams defense.

Jared Goff had 395 passing yards in the loss but had only one touchdown and one interception, marking the 10th time in his last 13 games that he has thrown one touchdown pass or less. Todd Gurley scored two touchdowns, but averaged only 3.4 yards per carry with 51 yards on 15 attempts.