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On the other side of the field, the Rams will head to the East Coast to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They'll need to get more out of Todd Gurley moving forward, as the running back totaled just 51 yards on 61 carries for the home team. Kenny Britt starred for Los Angeles, racking up 94 yards on six catches and 10 targets.
Seattle simply couldn't put any offense together in the defeat. They took some shots late, but weren't able to come away with the win. The running game will certainly need to improve for Pete Carroll and company next week. The Hawks will look to rebound next week at home against the San Francisco 49ers.
4th Quarter (0:00): The game ends. Rams win this one by a final score of 9-3.
4th Quarter (0:45): Wilson evades the pressure and throws it out to Michael, who fumbles the ball. The Rams take over.
4th Quarter (1:33): Tyler Lockett comes up with a huge catch, this one going for 53 yards on the first play of the Seattle drive.
4th Quarter (2:00): We've reached the two-minute warning.
4th Quarter (2:22): Los Angeles gets a new set of downs on a close face-mask penalty that wipes out a sack.
4th Quarter (2:39): The Rams are facing third and 13. Big play coming up.
4th Quarter (4:38): The Seahawks are all over the Rams running game here. Gurley having trouble finding much room to work with.
4th Quarter (6:33): Seattle's drive stalls, and eventualy leads to a punt. Los Angeles takes over.
4th Quarter (7:22): Richardson picks up a first down as Wilson and the Seahawks continue to build momentum.
4th Quarter (8:00): Pete Carroll not happy with a penalty called on Seattle.
4th Quarter (8:45): Jimmy Graham racks up 15 yards on a completion.
4th Quarter (10:00): Seattle continues to apply pressure on the quarterback as Keenum is sacked again. Los Angeles punts.
4th Quarter (11:30): Michael Bennett brings down Keenum for a nine-yard loss. Not the best for the Rams on that one.
4th Quarter (12:26): Gurley picks up the first down as the Rams continue to drive here in the fourth quarter.
4th Quarter (13:33): Wilson slightly overthrows an open Baldwin.
4th Quarter (14:10): The Rams settle for another field goal to push the lead to 9-3.
4th Quarter (14:15): A false-start penalty backs up the Rams five more yards.
4th Quarter (14:15): Benny Cunnningham drops a screen pass as Seattle forces a field goal attempt early in the fourth quarter.
3rd Quarter (0:00): The third quarter ends.
3rd Quarter (1:00): Seattle takes a timeout.
3rd Quarter (3:26): Austin makes another big play, hauling in a 27-yard grab to start the Rams' drive.
3rd Quarter (3:47): Seattle is unable to continue the drive as Ryan punts again.
3rd Quarter (5:45): Michael comes up with 16 more on the ground.
3rd Quarter (6:13): Christine Michael picks up 10 on the ground as Seattle begins their drive.
3rd Quarter (7:13): Frank Clark blows up the play and brings down Case Keenum on third down. Los Angeles punts again.
3rd Quarter (10:15): Kenny Britt hauls in a 36-yard pass. Seattle has had trouble containing him at times today.
3rd Quarter (10:59): Seattle is unable to convert as Ryan punts again.
3rd Quarter (12:22): Luke Willson catches a shovel pass to aset up third and 13.
3rd Quarter (13:45): Christine Michael takes the first three carries for 19 yards and a new set of downs. Positive start for the Hawks.
3rd Quarter (15:00): The second half begins.
For the Rams, they've done a solid job of containing the Hawks offense. However, Los Angeles' own offensive unit has struggled mightily. They'll need to start finishing off drives with touchdowns if they want to have a chance to win this game.
As the first half comes to an end, Seattle will need to make some progress on the ground in the second half. Thomas Rawls has been held in check so far. The team has taken a number of shots downfield, but their running game hasn't made much progress so far.
2nd Quarter (0:00): Wilson is sacked and fumbles the ball as the ball bounces out of bounds to end the half. Still 6-3 Rams.
2nd Quarter (0:14): Paul Richardson makes a completion for the first down, but the Seahawks are forced to use the team's final timeout.
2nd Quarter (0:29): Jimmy Graham makes his first two catches of the day as Seattle starts to build momentum here. The Hawks thrived in these quick-tempo situations last week.
2nd Quarter (1:13): No dice as Kenny Britt is unable to make the catch on third and goal. Los Angeles settles for a field goal. 6-3 ballgame.
2nd Quarter (2:03): The Rams nearly score on a 44-yard pass play to Lance Kendricks. The tight end is brought down at the four yard line.
2nd Quarter (2:51): Todd Gurley moves the ball into Seattle territory as he picks up a first down.
2nd Quarter (4:13): Nothing for Tavon Austin on a long pass attempt.
2nd Quarter (4:20): Seattle is forced to punt.
2nd Quarter (5:42): Rawls continues to be unable to find success on the ground.
2nd Quarter (6:24): Richardson comes up with a leaping grab on third down to give Seattle a fresh set of downs.
2nd Quarter (7:23): Offsetting penalties are called, so there's that.
2nd Quarter (7:29): A pass interference call burns the Rams as Tyler Lockett runs by his defender.
2nd Quarter (9:28): Seattle haults another Los Angeles drive early as the Rams are unable to get much going on offense. The Hawks take over.
2nd Quarter (10:35): After a long pass to Lockett is called back, Wilson takes another shot. This time looking for Paul Richardson, the pass ends up as an incompletion as the wide out can't haul in the catch in traffic.
2nd Quarter (13:02): Doug Baldwin continues to make plays. The wide out picks another first down.
2nd Quarter (13:51): Kenny Britt drops a third down conversion. The Rams will punt after a short series.
2nd Quarter (14:45): Jermaine Kearse is unable to haul in a touchdown pass on third and goal. The Hawks settle for a field goal to tie things up.
1st Quarter (0:00): The first quarter ends with Los Angeles up 3-0.
1st Quarter (0:27): The Rams are called for another foul. This time a face mask on Tyler Lockett gives Seattle first and goal. Refs getting plenty of work early.
1st Quarter (1:01): Wilson finds Rawls on a broken play. The running back picks up 11 on a short pass.
1st Quarter (2:18): Christine Michael picks up the first down on a short carry to give Seattle a first down in the red zone.
1st Quarter (3:17): Russell Wilson scrambles and is hit in the midst of a slide. Penalty hurts the Rams again.
1st Quarter (4:20): The penalty comes back to haunt the Rams, as Tyler Lockett makes a 35-yard, over the shoulder catch.
1st Quarter (5:44): After catching a break with a penalty, Doug Baldwin hauls in a first down catch.
1st Quarter (6:14): Wilson loses two on a read option.
1st Quarter (6:53): The Seahawks force a punt.
1st Quarter (8:06): Seattle bottles up Todd Gurley again on a short run. The play called back by a penalty.
1st Quarter (9:42): Christine Michael picks up seven yards, but Seattle is unable make up the yards on 3rd and 21. Jon Ryan punts.
1st Quarter (10:33): Not the best start for Thomas Rawls, as he loses two on his first carry of the day.
1st Quarter (10:42): The Rams offense can't finish off the drive and settle for a field goal. 3-0 ballgame.
1st Quarter (12:00): Tavon Austin picks up 17 on a long pass play as the Rams continue to drive the ball.
1st Quarter (13:23): Case Keenum completes three straight passes to start the game, all of the short variety.
1st Quarter (15:00): The Rams start with the ball after a touchback on the opening kickoff.
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Los Angeles Rams Injury Report: On the other side of the field, Los Angeles will be without two contributors. Cornerback E.J. Gaines (thigh) and wide receiver Nelson Spruce (knee) have both been ruled out. Fellow wide out Pharoh Cooper (shoulder) is listed as doubtful. Filling out the team’s injury report are cornerback Lemarcus Joyner (foot), defensive tackle Michael Brockers (thigh) and running back Todd Gurley (rest). All three players have been listed as questionable for the contest.
Seattle Seahawks Injury Report: For the Seahawks, a pair of players will miss the game in tight end Nick Vannett (ankle) and offensive lineman Germain Ifedi (ankle). Both are listed as out. Rounding out Pete Carroll’s injury report are running back C.J. Prosise (wrist) and offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb (ankle). Both have been listed as questionable for Sunday’s showdown in southern California.
Former players on each roster: Generally, these kinds of games offer opposing teams a chance to see some former players. However, there is just one former Seahawk on Los Angeles' roster. There aren’t any former Rams on Seattle’s current roster. Running back Chase Reynolds is the only player with experience suiting up for both teams. The Montana product didn’t appear in any games for Seattle back in 2011. Following his stint in the Pacific Northwest, the 28-year-old moved to the Rams, where he’s become a key contributor on special teams.
Sunday’s contest could see the Seahawks put some legitimate pressure on Rams starter Case Keenum. Seattle tallied nine quarterback hits and five sacks versus the Dolphins in Week 1, and could be in for a similar kind of outing in southern California. San Francisco managed five quarterback hits, four tackles for loss and two sacks versus Los Angeles. In other words, the opportunity is there for Michael Bennett and company to get after the quarterback.
If the Rams want to have a chance of evening their record at 1-1 on Sunday, they’ll need to do better in the passing game. Case Keenum threw for just 130 yards against San Francisco, and will face a Seahawks defense that is coming off a dominant display versus Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill managed just 186 yards in Week 1, with 50 of them coming on one play to Arian Foster. Outside of Foster and Jarvis Landry, no Miami wideout had more than a pair of catches. Los Angeles will need to be better through the air. Kenny Britt was the team’s top wideout in the first game of the season, making four grabs four 67 yards. Outside of the veteran, no receiver had more than four catches or 25 yards.
Last Meeting Between the Two Teams: The last time the Seahawks and Rams matched up, Seattle dropped a rare home game, falling by a final score of 23-17. Russell Wilson racked up 289 yards through the air and a pair of touchdowns. However, the Hawks couldn’t pull out a win partly due to a lack of a ground game. Outside of Wilson, Fred Jackson led the team with 11 rushing yards. Fellow backs Bryce Brown, Christine Michael and Will Tukuafu combined to carry the ball 14 times for 10 yards. On the other side of the ball, it was largely the opposite story from an offensive standpoint. Case Keenum managed just 103 passing yards and a touchdown on 23 pass attempts. Todd Gurley led the way for the Rams on the ground with 19 carries for 83 yards and a score. The then-rookie also added a seven yard reception. All told, the game saw Bobby Wagner and Kelcie McCray combine for 21 total tackles.
Big Day for Wilson? If Russell Wilson is able to play similar to how he usually plays form a style standpoint, he may be in for a big day against Los Angeles’ defense. Generally a solid unit, the Rams were blown out by the 49ers by a 28-0 score line. San Francisco quarterback Blaine Gabbert completed 22 passes against the visitors while adding nine carries for 43 yards. If Wilson is able to scramble and make an impact with his legs, he could better Gabbert’s numbers both through the air and on the ground.
Hello all and welcome to this week’s VAVEL USA LIVE coverage of the NFL regular season matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams live score today. My name is Ben Rosener, and I’ll be providing minute-to-minute updates, commentary, and results of the game. Kickoff is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, 4:05 PM EST at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.