Peephole perspective: Seahawks 27-17. Another short TD run by Justin Forsett. An Olindo Mare field goal. A red-zone stand by the defense. The Seahawks’ first road win of the season.
Player of the quarter: Forsett. He had a long run (26 yards). He had a short scoring run (2 yards). He finished the quarter with 68 yards on 10 carries.
Play of the quarter: Mare’s 38-yard field goal. It not only salvaged something from Nate Burleson’s big punt return and Forsett’s big run, it was his 16th in a row – typing the club record set by Todd Peterson and later matched by Josh Brown.
Line of the quarter: 134-68. It was the Rams yardage advantage. It also was too little, too late.
The bigger picture: Fourth-and-inches became first-and-goal from the 7, as Justin Forsett went off the right side. Two plays later, Forsett capped the seven-play, 44-yard drive by scoring on his second short run – this one a 2-yarder.
The defense forced another three-and-out and Burleson set the table with a 29-yard punt return. Forsett broke a 26-yard run up the left sideline, but the drive then stalled and Mare’s field goal pushed the Seahawks lead to 27-10 with 9½ minutes left.
The Rams drove to the Seahawks’ 17 on their next possession, but WR Brandon Gibson couldn’t hold Boller’s third down pass and his fourth-down throw to TE Daniel Fells in the end zone was too long.
The Rams tacked on a garbage-time score, as Steven Jackson scored on a 1-yard run with 44 seconds to play. The run capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive. Boller ran 16 yards to the 1, on a play that was initially ruled a TD. But a review showed that his knee was down before he crossed the goal line.