Keys to Victory: Rams vs Seahawks

Since 2010 the Seahawks are 8-6 against the Rams

Since 2010 the Seahawks are 8-6 against the Rams

The Rams were unable to covert in the red zone as they finished 0-for-4 inside the 20 during the game.

There are two best hopes for the Seahawks, and the Groz offered one of them on the Show of Record.

The story: The Rams' Todd Gurley II was rumbling toward the end zone when Seattle's Earl Thomas executed a flawless chop on the ball.

PHILADELPHIA - Carson Wentz threw a career-best four touchdown passes, three of them in the first quarter, as the Eagles won their third straight game. Todd Gurley ran for 121 yards on 23 carries and caught seven passes for 94 yards and a score.

"I saw the chance to strike on the ball, " Thomas said.

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"That's why Earl is a Hall of Fame player, " said Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin.

Both Rams scores followed interceptions.

When was that other occasion, you might ask? He recovered the first, but Seattle recovered the second to give the visitors an extra possession in L.A. territory. The reference Baldwin made was to Thomas' successful rake of (then-) St. Louis Ram running back Benny Cunningham just before the goal line. And when teams can take advantage of that, Russell Wilson and the offense as a whole sputter as a result. Seattle was able to finish the win and - weeks later - host the NFC Championship Game, which it won against the Green Bay Packers to advance to Super Bowl XLIX.

Dallas, however, knows how lethal Rodgers can be when not contained in the pocket, as his late-game heroics in last season's NFC divisional playoff game helped end the Cowboys' run. At the time, he even tweeted he might call it quits.

Safe to say Seattle will likely scrap that play from the playbook.

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On the Rams' 12 red zone plays, Gurley touched the ball one time. McVay is 31-years-old and has inspired something into Jared Goff and the Rams' offense, which was last in the National Football League last year and first this year, averaging 35 points a game. Clark was making his first start of the year, replacing injured Cliff Avril.

Goff entered the game with a 112.2 passer rating but was 22 of 47 passing on Sunday for a 48.9 rating.

Gurley had his moment early in the game, when he almost finished a 12-yard touchdown, but fumbled just before the goal line.

Graham lined up wide left on the L.A. 4-yard line and had single coverage.

The Rams defense was terrific on Sunday, as it held Seattle's offense to just 241 yards, including a mere 62 rushing yards on 25 attempts (that's barely 2.5 yards per carry).

The Seahawks used multi-tight end sets often on Sunday to allow Jimmy Graham to play more as a receiver and catch a team-high six receptions.

Jeremy Lane's status remains up in the air after the Seattle Seahawks cornerback sustained a groin injury during the first quarter of last Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

"I don't come before this team, I don't come before this organization".

The Seahawks have notoriously been slow starters during the Russell Wilson era. The Rams have scored 35 or more points in three of their four games this season.

With a struggling offense in a low-scoring game, punter Jon Ryan's skills make a big difference. They were scoring touchdowns on 58 percent of their trips inside the opponents' 20-yard line.

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