Seattle Seahawks stay in playoff hunt with win over St. Louis Rams

Last year the Seattle Seahawks had a very forgettable regular season as they ended Pete Carroll’s debut season with a losing record of 7-9. Despite the losing record, the Seahawks were able to make NFL history by being the first team in the league to make the playoffs and win a division title with a losing record. This was obviously nothing to be proud of, but Seattle did make waves in the playoffs by convincingly beating the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

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This season the Seattle Seahawks have struggled once again as they haven’t been able to get things together in the post Matt Hasselback era. With the Seahawks bringing in free agent Tarvaris Jackson to be the starter, the team hasn’t exactly been a force through the air this season and as a result has struggled on offense all season long.

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Fortunately, the Seahawks have gotten back on track as of late with the emergence of veteran running back Marshawn Lynch. With Lynch playing better than ever for the Seahawks, Seattle has turned the corner and a result won two straight including the Monday Night Football showdown with the division rival St. Louis Rams.

Even though the St. Louis Rams have also struggled this season and are one of the worst teams in the league with a 2-11 record after the loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Sam Bradford and company were thought to give the Seahawks a run for their money on Monday night. Heading into halftime, the Seahawks had the 10-3, but the Rams were still hanging around with some hardnosed defense.

Despite the Rams giving the Seahawks some trouble in the first half, the second half was a different story with Seattle scoring 10 points in both of the final two quarters. Lynch played a major part in the Seahawks 30-13 win over St. Louis on Monday Night Football with a game-high 115 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

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Sam Bradford was trying to do all he could against the tough Seahawks defense on Monday night, but just couldn’t get the offense going and finished with 193 yards and one interception. With just 12 completions on 29 passes, Bradford finished with an ugly 49.9 passer rating and might have been better off watching on the sidelines nursing his recent ankle injury.

Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson was the only real offensive force for the lowly St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football with 123 total yards (63 rushing, 60 passing) and a rushing touchdown. Jackson continues to be the only reason this team has any wins this season, but with his injury history he might not be able to hold up from here on out taking the abuse he does out of the backfield in St. Louis.

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Believe it or not, the Seattle Seahawks aren’t out of the running for a playoff spot in the NFC Conference just yet as they have a 6-7 record and might be able to clinch one of the two NFC Wild Card spot with three more wins.

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