Five Seahawks who impressed against the Rams Sunday

Another one slipped away

Seattle Seahawks 13, St. Louis Rams 19
When: 10:00 AM PST, Sunday, September 30, 2012
Where: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

The Ghost of 10:00 AM strikes again.

The Rams showed up to the stadium ready play on Sunday, the Seahawks never really showed up.

I have to tip my cap to the entire Rams organization on their victory.  The Seahawks didn’t play well, they were not well coached, but that should not take away from the fact that the Rams came to play on Sunday, and they did what they needed to do to get the big win.

Now, I am left sitting here trying to pick through the crap fest of a game on Sunday to find 5 stand out players.  Spoiler alert, none of them will be from the offensive passing game.

Marshawn Lynch #24

For the second time in the last three games, Marshawn Lynch ran for over 100-yards.

Marshawn now leads all running backs in the NFL with 423-yards through the first 4 games.

Marshawn Five Seahawks who impressed against the Rams Sunday

Marshawn Lynch had a big game against St. Louis, continuing his impressive streak of play in 2012 (Photo: Seattlepi.com)

On Monday, Lynch added 118-yards rushing and 37-yards receiving to his season totals.  He scored the only offensive touchdown of the game, by either team.  Add it all up, Marshawn accounted for 49% of the Seahawks offensive yards and 46% of the teams points.  How could I not include him? More…

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The better team won

I should re-phrase that, the team that played better on Sunday won.  Hats off to the St. Louis Rams for the big divisional win.  The Rams coaching staff put together a great game plan that put the team in position to win.

The players executed the plan and that is why they won.  On the other side of the field, the Seattle Seahawks entered the Edward Jones Dome like they expected the Rams to roll over and concede.

Offense

There is no doubt the Seahawks are a running offense.

Despite the fact that teams are loading the box, the Seahawks offensive line group is opening lanes for Marshawn Lynch to run through on a consistent basis.  For the second time in three games, Marshawn ran over 100-yard (118).  Lynch’s 155 all-purpose yards were just 5-yards shy off Russell Wilson‘s passing yards for the game.

Once again, Russell had trouble finding wide open receivers.  At this point I am starting to question wether he is missing them because he is a rookie, or if he is missing them because he is too short.

Case in point: 

On 3rd down and 4-yards to go, from the Rams 12 yard-line, Wilson rolled out to the right where he hadZach Millerat the at the 7 yard-line.  Courtland Finnegan left Miller open to pursue Wilson. More…