Peephole perspective: Whatever the Seahawks tried, the Rams seemed to have an answer for it. St. Louis 20-3.
Player of the quarter: Make it plural, make it the Rams’ coverage units and make it for a game-long effort. The Rams completely controlled the players who led the NFL in kickoff (Leon Washington) and punt (Golden Tate) returns entering the game.
Play of the quarter: In a sequence that summed up this afternoon for the Seahawks, DT Junior Siavii got to Jackson behind the line of scrimmage. But he then removed his helmet and was penalized 15 yards, giving the Rams a first down the Seattle 29.
Number of the quarter: 10. The number of letters in W-a-s-h-i-n-g-t-o-n. It’s significant because the Rams have evened their record at 2-2 with back-to-back home wins over the Washington Redskins and the NFL team from the state of Washington by a combined score of 50-19.
The bigger picture: The Seahawks’ defense forced a three-and-out on the Rams’ first possession of the quarter, but the ensuing Seattle series consisted of one play – Matt Hasselbeck’s 36-yard pass to WR Brandon Stokley to the Rams’ 41. Hasselbeck made the pass from the end zone after dropping the shotgun snap.
The two teams continued to do little on offense for most of the quarter until Josh Brown kicked a 31-yard field goal to make it Rams 20-3 with 2:35 to lays.
The Rams got the ball right back as DE James Hall beat LT Tyler Polumbus for a fumble-forcing sack of Hasselbeck and DT Fred Robbins recovered the Seahawks’ 10. The Seahawks defense held, however, as LB Aaron Curry dropped Jackson for a 2-yard loss on third-and-goal and DE Chris Clemons got to Bradford for a 10-yard sack on fourth down.