With the dust now settled the truth of the matter is that the Seattle Seahawks lost another must win game on the road.
The 27 to 22 loss to the Rams means the Seahawks are not
completely in control of their destiny. "Our
season is well defined now, and it comes down to what we do in the next two
games," Head Coach Mike Holmgren said after the game. ""The guys played
hard, but you can't make the type of errors we made, the effort was good, but
what continues to plague us is the big play."
The big plays came as a result of the Seahawks inability to stop the Rams on
third down. St. Louis was 8-13 on third downs, scoring on five of eleven
possessions in the game.
While the Seahawks showed heart and character in their effort, this was a game
they needed to win.
"It was a great battle, but we have to play mistake free football to
win," said Wide Receiver Darrell Jackson who finished the game with 99 receiving yards, 6 receptions
and a touchdown.
The Seahawks had nine penalties
(7 in the first half) and an interception that was turned into seven points by
Seattle overcame a 21 to 12 first half deficit in which the offense hard
a mere 2-7 third down conversion
Outside of a safety by Orlando Huff( sacked Marc Bulger in end zone) Seattle's
offense had just 10 points on seven first half possessions.
Seattle scored on two of it's four second half possessions.
The Seattle defense did
managed to have some success against the potent Rams offense in second
The patchwork Seattle defense
held the Rams to just six second half points on four possession.
The Seattle offense scored ten
points on four second half possessions.
Seattle looked like it might win
the game when it's offense moved the ball to
the St Louis 39 yard line with 24 seconds left in the game. Three
incomplete posses later the Seahawks found themselves out of time and out of
they maybe down linebacker D.D. Lewis says the team is not out," This team
has a lot of heart," Lewis said after the game. "We wanted to show the
nation the Seahawks could play ball."
Matt Hasselbeck was 21/37 for 246
yards, with one touchdown, one interception. Shaun Alexander finished the day
with 126 yards, one touchdown on 25 carries. D.D Lewis had a game high ten
Darrell Jackson's 9 touchdowns this season ties a career high...four of
Seattle's seven first-half penalties were on third downs...Shaun Alexander
surpassed his 2002 rushing total with a 2-yard carry on the Seahawks' first
scoring drive of the third quarter. Josh Brown set a new rookie team scoring
record with his 38-yard field goal to complete the drive, breaking the old mark
of 102 points set by John Kasay in the 1991 season...it's the first two-game
losing streak of the season for Seattle...the last time the Seahawks lost
six-straight games on the road was the 1991 season, where they finished 1-7 on
the road and 1-7 at home.)