Seahawks at Rams – Second quarter

Peephole perspective: Seahawks 14-10, as the Seattle defense outscored the offense and Josh Brown drilled a 55-yard field as time expired in the half.

Player of the quarter: Kyle Boller. Starting because Marc Bulger is injured, the ex-Ravens QB completed 11 of 18 passes for 103 yards. He had one pass picked off and returned for a TD, but he also threw for TD.

Play of the quarter: The Rams went for it on fourth-and-4 with less than two minutes left, but the play ended up going 65 yards the other way as CB Kelly Jennings tipped Boller’s pass that was intended for WR Donnie Avery and CB Josh Wilson returned the deflection for a TD.

Line of the quarter: 5 of 8. That was the Rams on third downs in the quarter. That’s also 63 percent – compared to 0 for 2 for the Seahawks.

The bigger picture: The Rams’ drive that ended the first quarter carried over to the second, and they got even when Boller passed 1 yard to Avery for a touchdown. The Rams converted a trio of third-down situations on the 10-play, 65-yard series. Boller was 5 of 6 for 50 yards.

The Rams’ followed a three-and-out by the Seahawks by driving to the Seattle 41-yard line. But Boller threw incomplete on first and third downs to end the drive.

Another three-and-out by Seattle was followed by another Rams’ drive, this time from their own 12. The big play was Boller’s 33-yard pass to WR Ruvell Martin on third-and-4. But when the Rams went for it on fourth down, Wilson made his interception and TD return.

The Rams weren’t done, however, as they drove 43 yards in 10 plays to Brown’s long field goal on the final play of the half.


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