The Seahawks, fresh off of an impressive upset of the Baltimore Ravens, headed to St. Louis to face their familiar division foe at the Edward Jones Dome.
In the visitors locker room at the Edward Jones Dome, tight end Anthony McCoy sat alone with his thoughts in the minutes before the Seahawks took the field.
With less than a week to prepare to start in place of injured right guard John Moffitt, veteran Paul McQuistan was still reviewing his playbook in the locker room before the game.
The Rams were determined to test Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner early and often, and he made a pass defense on former Washington State receiver Brandon Gibson.
St. Louis defensive back Quintin Mikell intercepted a pass from Tarvaris Jackson but then found himself face-to-face with Seahawks lineman Robert Gallery.
Seattle ran the ball successfully for the third game in a row, with Marshawn Lynch doing the lion's share of the work.
Seattle's big defensive linemen Alan Branch and Red Bryant celebrate after stopping Rams running back Steven Jackson.
Safety Earl Thomas gets pumped after the defense held St. Louis to a three-and-out.
Linebacker K.J. Wright corrals St. Louis tight end Stephen Spach in the first half as the defense kept the Rams off the field.
Receiver Sidney Rice fought is way into the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown reception from Tarvaris Jackson to tie the game at 7-7 in the second quarter.
Seahawks punter Jon Ryan continued his fine play, landing four punts inside the St. Louis 20-yard line.
Leon Washington returns a punt 37 yards along the Seahawks sideline.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin continued his knack for finding open spaces, and his 35-yard catch late in the first half kept a Seahawks scoring drive alive.
Defensive end Chris Clemons wreaked havoc on the Rams, here creating a sack and fumble by St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford.
Red Bryant applied pressure on Bradford as well.
Raheem Brock joined the pressure party, chasing Bradford out of the pocket on this play.
Brandon Browner got the best of Rams receiver Brandon Lloyd on this pass along the Seahawks sideline.
With a lead, the Seahawks defense was free to pressure Bradford, and Roy Lewis got the sack on this play.
Defensive end Red Bryant rumbles upfield with the football after intercepting a tipped pass by Sam Bradford in the fourth quater.
Head coach Pete Carroll congratulates Bryant after the interception.
Chris Clemons claimed his third sack of the game and caused his second fumble which was recovered by David Hawthorne.
Seahawks fans were well-represented in St. Louis, and they gathered behind the team's bench in the fourth quarter to show their support.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and head coach Pete Carroll share a laugh in the game's waning moments.
In the locker room after the game, defensive captain Red Bryant spoke to the team, urging them to keep working hard and improving, focusing only one week at a time.