NFL

Wilson and the Seahawks Topped the Rams in a Gritty 20-9 Victory

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks topped the Los Angeles Rams in a gritty 20-9 victory, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 in Lumen Field in Seattle. The Seahawks’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 95 yards and one rushing touchdown, and by a 225 yards and one touchdown effort by Wilson.

Wilson contributed to this win by completing 20 of 32 passes, finishing the game with 225 yards, zero interceptions, one touchdown and a QB rating of 93.90.

Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny led the rushing game for the Seahawks. Carson rushed for 69 yards from carrying the football 16 times. Carson was helped by Penny who carried the football three times for a total of nine yards. In the passing game, Wilson was most successful throwing the ball to DK Metcalf and David Moore. Metcalf caught six passes for a total of 59 yards, while Moore contributed with 45 yards from one pass.

The Seahawks were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in three sacks, and no tackles for loss, to go along with one forced fumble, with zero defensive touchdowns.

On the losing side of the game, Jared Goff of the Rams ended the day with zero touchdowns, along with 234 yards, one interception, and a 61.60 passer rating.

The Rams’ rushing game was led by Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson. For the game, Brown carried the ball seven times, rushed for 27 yards, and no touchdowns. Henderson supplemented and carried the ball a total of 12 times for a total of 62 yards. Meanwhile Josh Reynolds and Cooper Kupp were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Rams. Reynolds caught six passes from Goff for a total of 65 yards, while Kupp contributed with 66 yards from eight passes.

In their loss, the Rams defense contributed with zero forced fumbles and three tackles to go along with five sacks and zero defensive touchdowns. This production from the Rams defense was not enough help get a win.

After this game, the Seahawks improved to a record of 11-4, while the Rams dropped to a 9-6 record.