The Seahawks traveled to St. Louis in Week 4 to face the resurgent Rams and their number-one draft pick, quarterback Sam Bradford.
The N.F.L. honors Breast Cancer Awareness month each October, and stadiums, players, coaches and footballs all sported the color pink in honor of the cause. Hours before kickoff, defensive lineman E.J. Wilson worked on drills under the watchful eye of defensive line coach Dan Quinn.
Head coach Pete Carroll gathered his players close as he brought them together before taking the field at the Edward Jones Dome.
The Seahawks took the field as a team during pregame introductions and a fan’s camera flash caught running back Leon Washington as he emerged onto the turf.
Seattle’s defense brought the heat early, with blitzing safety Lawyer Milloy providing a big hit on St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, resulting in an incomplete pass.
St. Louis answered with pressure of its own, and Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was forced to pass as he was being hit.
Seattle’s defense tries in vain to strip the ball from St. Louis receiver Mardy Gilyard.
St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford tries to scramble, and is sandwiched by Seattle’s Raheem Brock, left, and Aaron Curry.
Seattle cornerback Marcus Trufant tackles St. Louis running back Steven Jackson who leaps to try to escape.
Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant confers with defensive line coach Dan Quinn between series.
Defensive tackle Colin Cole continued his fine play, wrapping up St. Louis running back Steven Jackson near the line of scrimmage.
Head coach Pete Carroll paced the sidelines as he kept his team close in the first half.
Rookie free safety Earl Thomas points to the sky after intercepting a pass in the end zone and saving a touchdown.
Thomas continued his celebration right up into the lens of the camera.
New Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin was honored by the Rams on the scoreboard. McLoughlin has strong ties to the city have most recently served as C.E.O. of hockey’s St. Louis Blues.
Seattle’s Matt McCoy dives along the sideline trying to stop St. Louis’ Danny Amendola.
Seattle’s Brandon Mebane swatted down this pass by Bradford in the second half.
Newly-signed wide receiver Brandon Stokely wasted no time getting into the swing of things, hauling in this 36-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck and leading the team in receptions on the day.
Defensive lineman Chris Clemons celebrates after getting to Bradford.
In the locker room after the game, head coach Pete Carroll told his players of the defeat, “Nobody accept it. This doesn’t have to be us at all. Don’t accept it one bit.”