It’s halftime in Seattle and the Rams (amazingly) lead the Seahawks 7-3. In the first quarter the Rams’ offense was completely ineffective. It looked liked things would be the same in the second, but the Rams pulled off two good drives. The first began with 10:35 on the clock. The Rams started on their own 24 yard line and via 8 plays drove the course of the field and scored a 2 yard TD (Bradford pass to Pettis). The second was on the last drive of the half. This drive was less successful. The Rams worked the clock down to 6 seconds and put the ball in the hands (or the feet actually) of kicker Greg Zuerlein. The attempt was from 51 yards and approached the cross bars wide right. The missed kick was pretty disappointing after such a beautiful and timely drive.
The real story of the game has been the Rams’ defense. They held the Seahawks offense to zero points and in the process sacked Seattle’s QB Russell Wilson 5 times (the most the Seahawks have given up in a half all season). Rams TE Chris Long has led the way with 2 sacks. RB Marshawn Lynch has rushed for 66 yards already, but for him I’d consider that containment. No explosive break-a-ways and no TDs.
The 3rd quarter has just kicked off and there’s a lot of game left to play. We need our offense to continue the effectiveness we saw at the end of the first half. If both sides of the ball do their part we can win this game. Go Rams!!!