The last of three-straight games on the road found the Seahawks in St. Louis to face the Rams in an NFC West matchup.
Ninety minutes before kickoff, kicker Olindo Mare practiced in a near empty dome with holder Jon Ryan. The practice paid off as Mare connected on two field goals in the second half, giving him 16 in a row and tying a Seahawks franchise record.
A little Lofa? This young Seahawks fan sported a number 51 jersey and some eye black, but his mohawk added an extra touch of toughness.
As the Edward Jones Dome darkened for the pregame introduction of the Rams, Darryl Tapp sought a moment of solitude on the Seattle bench.
Just before kickoff, head coach Jim Mora prowled the sidelines firing up his players, including Colin Cole and Brandon Mebane.
Seattle’s defense found a way to bring early pressure, and rookie linebacker Aaron Curry hit Rams quarterback Kyle Boller just after he released a pass.
A safety blitz brought Jordan Babineaux into the backfield where he and defensive end Patrick Kerney sacked Boller.
The Rams quarterback was flipped hard onto the turf by Babineaux and Kerney.
“Big Play Babs” celebrated, and would again later after an interception in the end zone.
Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley conferred with safety Deon Grant during a timeout.
Cornerback Josh Wilson awaits for the ball to come to him after a fourth-down pass was tipped by teammate Kelly Jennings.
Wilson grabbed the interception and raced 65-yards up the Seattle sideline on his way to a touchdown.
Wilson’s touchdown gave the Seahawks a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.
Seattle’s defense nearly intercepted another pass by Boller when David Hawthorne and Deon Grant beat St. Louis receivers to the ball.
Babineaux and Wilson teamed up to stop St. Louis receiver Danny Amendola.
Babineaux’s interception in the end zone thwarted another St. Louis scoring attempt.
Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck raced alone up the left side after faking a handoff and keeping the ball for a 19-yard gain.
However, Seattle’s rushing attack was once again sparked by running back Justin Forsett, who turned a fourth-and-inches into a 11-yard gain to start the fourth quarter.
Forsett runs up the sideline to add to his career-high day of 130 yards rushing.
Seattle’s secondary still wasn’t finished, as Josh Wilson knocked a long pass away from Amendola as Deon Grant closed in.
On the Seattle bench, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and receiver Ben Obamanu found space to sit with members of the offensive line including Ray Willis, Chris Spencer and Rob Sims.
In the locker room, coach Jim Mora gathered his players and announced that the game ball would be presented to team owner Paul Allen.
On the plane flight back to Seattle, wide receiver Nate Burleson aided the flight attendants by offering warm cookies and cold milk to players, staff, and guests.