Rams Defense and Running Game Clip Seahawks 23-16


The Los Angeles Rams defense kept pressure on Seattle Seahawks #9 Russell Wilson (QB) all four quarters. Photo by Los Angeles Rams.

11/16/20 INGLEWOOD, CA The Los Angeles Rams' defense, and their running backs Malcolm Brown 6 carries 33-yards two touchdowns, Cam Akers 10 carries 38-yards, and Darrell Henderson Jr. 7 carries 28-yards one touchdown to help beat the Seattle Seahawks 23-16 in an NFC West matchup with first place on the line.


The Rams defense with Aaron Donald and company kept the pressure on Russell Wilson all game long, despite him completing 22 of his 37 passes, but no touchdowns and intercepted twice by the Rams cornerback Darious Williams.


The Rams, on their opening drive in the first quarter, had to settle for a 23-yard field goal by Kai Farbath to give them a 3-0 lead. The Seahawks took a 7-3 lead after Alex Collins 13-yard touchdown run. The Rams would end the quarter leading 10-7 after Darrell Henderson Jr. 1-yard touchdown run.

Los Angeles Rams #34 Malcolm Brown (RB) 7-yard touchdown run against the Seattle Seahawks. Photo by Los Angeles Rams.

Malcolm Brown scored his first touchdown of the game in the second quarter ran into the endzone from 7-yards out to give the Rams a 17-7 lead. The Seahawks kicker Jason Myers kicked two field goals in the quarter, one from 37-yards out, and the second from 61-yards trail the Rams at halftime 17-13.


The Rams had the only score in the third quarter after Brown scored his second touchdown of the game when he ran into the endzone from 1-yard out, but Forbath missed the extra-point conversion making the score 23-13.


Seattle in the fourth quarter could only muster up a 39-yard field goal by Meyers after the Rams defense held them on third down that made the score 23-16, yet the Seahawks was still in striking distance with a chance to tie or win the game.

Los Angeles Rams #31 Darious Williams (CB) intercepting Russell Wilson pass to secure their 23-16 win over Seattle. Photo by Los Angeles Rams.

The Seahawks chance of tying the game came to an end after Wilson threw a pass to his tight-end Greg Olson, but the Rams' Darious Williams jumped the route and picked off his pass to help secure the win.


The Rams head coach Sean McVay during his post-game interview, was very please by the way his team played against Seattle and talked about moving forward.


"I think it's a great opportunity to be able to continue to build and grow from. This is a great offense, someone that we have a tremendous amount of respect for, but our defense has been stout all year. You know, you can only play the teams that are on your schedule, and these guys have done a great job answering the bell week in and week out the turnovers. And really, the second half play. I mean, I can't say enough about our coaches adjustments, and really they were outstanding from the jump, but really just to be able to make some of those adjustments, you see some of the looks that we get protection wise, where guys are unblocked, unabated, right to (QB) Russell Wilson. And we're still being able to play with some good numbers on the back end. I'm just so impressed and so pleased with them. But now we've got to keep it going. We've got a great opponent again in the Buccaneers on Monday night coming up."


Jared Goff had a solid night throwing the football 37 times, completing 27 passes for 302-yards with no touchdowns. The leading receiver for the Rams was Josh Reynolds with eight catches for 94-yards.


With the loss to the Rams and the Arizona Cardinals victory over the Buffalo Bills, all three teams have the same record of (6-3). The Rams will head to Florida to take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Seahawks will host the Cardinals on Thursday Night Football. #larams #seattleseahawks #rams #dariouswilliams #malcolmbrown #russellwilson #nfcwest #nfl #tgsportstv1