Seahawks bend but not break in 24 to 23 win

The Seattle Seahawks are 3-0 for only the third time in club history and the first time since 1998 with their second consecutive win over the St. Louis Rams.

The Seattle Seahawks took an early 7-0 lead when Orlando Huff recovered   an Arlen Harris fumble in the benzene after a Tom Rouen punt.

 

 

The Seattle defense stopped St. Louis on it's next offense series but that was it, as the Rams scored 17 straight point to take a 17- 7 lead.

 

Rams quarterback Marc Bulger scored on one yard run, and hit Isaac Bruce on a seven-yard pass.

Jeff Wilkins made good on a 28-yard field to complete the Rams scoring spree.

 

Josh Brown hit a 36-yard field with 12 seconds to go in the first half to narrow St. Louis lead to 17 to 10

 

 

The Rams continued there scoring ways when they converted two field goals of 33 yards on their first two possessions of the second half.

St.Louis 23 Seattle 10.

Seattle was ineffective on it's first drive of the second half  , but came alive  on it's,  second possession when  Matt   Hasselbeck hit Darrell Jackson on a17 yard pass two plays into the fourth quarter to narrow the gap to 23 to 17.

 

Reggie Tongue intercepted a Marc Bulger pass intended for Brandon Manumaleuna on the Rams next possession and the offense failed to take advantage of the turnover when Kicker Josh Browns 35 yard Field Goal sailed wide right.

 

The teams traded offensive possessions and the Hawks defense came up big once again when Linebacker Anthony Simmons intercepted a Bulger pass intended for Dane Looker with 3.22 left in the game.

"Bulger really throws the slant or quick pass, so we showed a little a bit and dropped three steps and he stared his receiver down so I immediately just ran to that side and D.D. Lewis was also there and we got it." Simmons said of his interception.

 

The Seattle offense did make good on the late game gift from the defense as Matt Hasselbeck hit Koren Robinson on a three-yard pass   to cap a 10-play 74-yard drive that tied the game at 23 all.

"It was a slant and we knew they were playing cover three most of the time. We knew the cornerback was going to be out and I saw that I had the inside". Robinson said of the play. " I tried to come flat on the slant and Matt (Hasselbeck) threw the ball where only I could catch it and I went down and made the play."

Kicker Josh Brown converted the extra point and Seattle had a 24 to 23 lead with one-minute left in the game.

 

The Seattle defense was able to stop the St. Louis offense from gaining a first down and the Seattle offense gained possession of the ball on downs.

  Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck ran out the remaining 28 seconds on the game clock.

 

 

Game Notes:

Running back Shaun Alexander   missed the first quarter of the game because he was with his wife Valerie who was giving birth to the couples first child Heaven Alexander.

" Today, was exciting, and it was a blessing for us all the way around. For us to go 3-0, and for me to come in there and help spark the team, and for me to have my first child, and to be with my wife." Alexander said. " From the beginning, I knew it was going to be an awesome day".

Rams  star running  back Marshal Faulk suffered a broken hand in the second quarter and did not return.

 

 


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