Seahawks win thriller over Rams...again!

They say that lighting never strikes the same place twice, but apparently Seahawks K Josh Brown hasn't heard that saying because, for the second time this season, he hit a game-winning field goal against division-rival St. Louis. This one came from 38-yards out with nine-seconds remaining, to lift Seattle to a 24-22 victory in front of a record-crowd of 68,175 at Qwest Field.

Things started off well for the Seahawks as they drove down to the St. Louis one-yard line, largely on the legs of RB Maurice Morris.

Seattle's fifth-year back, subbing for an injured Shaun Alexander for the sixth-straight game, had five carries for 39 yards on the opening drive and finished with 124 yards on 21 carries and was a tough handle for the Rams all game long.

From the one, Seattle was flagged for a false-start on 3rd-and-goal which took them back to the six. So instead of running the ball, Seahawks QB Seneca Wallace dropped back to pass and was sacked by DE Leonard Little and fumbled.

DE Victor Adeyanju picked up the loose ball and raced 89 yards, untouched for the first score of the game.

Seattle then took their second drive and answered as Wallace was able to drive Seattle 76 yards in seven plays capping the drive with a three-yard touchdown pass to WR Darrell Jackson.

On their first offensive drive, the Rams were able to get the first of K Jeff Wilkins' three field goals – this one coming from 40 yards out, putting St. Louis back on top 10-7.

Wallace again had an answer, as he drove Seattle 94 yards in eight plays, finishing things off with a 15-yard touchdown pass to TE Jerramy Stevens over the middle.

On the drive, Wallace showed why he is such a tough player to prepare for as he eluded the rush and scampered 31 yards on before he was caught by CB Oshiomogho Atogwe at the St. Louis 48.

The score allowed the Seahawks to take the lead 14-10 and, after Wilkins hit a 42-yarder just before the end of the half, the home team took a 14-13 lead into the locker room.

In the second half, the Rams were able to win the field position battle, as the Seahawks were unable to do anything beginning all but one of their possessions in the half inside their own 25.

Rams QB Marc Bulger, who was harassed all day by Seattle's pass-rush, was able to get enough time to drive the Rams to Seattle's 17 and Wilkins added his third field goal of the day, this one from 35 yards out, and St. Louis had the lead back, 16-14.

That is when Rams coach Scott Linehan made a call that could haunt his team for the rest of the season.

On 3rd-and-6, from Seattle's 17, Bulger scrambled to his left and threw what was initially called an incomplete pass to WR Kevin Curtis.

The Rams lined up for a field goal attempt, but challenged the play before Wilkins was able to hit his fourth of the day. They won the challenge as replays clearly showed the ball never hit the ground, giving the Rams 4th-and-1 at Seattle's 12.

Linehan then spurned the field goal attempt and sent his offense back on the field, but Bulger's pass to TE Joe Klopfenstein fell incomplete and Seattle had escaped, if only momentarily.

On their next possession, the Rams were unable to do anything with the ball and P Dan Turk, who had an excellent day, drove the ball deep to Seahawks WR Nate Burleson who took it in at his own 10-yard line.

Burleson, who was has been returning punts for the past two weeks, then broke through a pile of players at the twelve, juked Turk at mid-field and raced 90 yards for the touchdown, giving Seattle the lead again at 21-16.

Bulger then took over, hitting his receivers and RB Steven Jackson on successive plays before Jackson was able to bulldoze his way over from 14 yards out for the go-ahead score.

However, C Richie Incognito was flagged for a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty which was enforced on the kickoff.

The Rams, ahead 22-21, elected to go for the two-point conversion, but Bulger misfired so the lead remained one point.

Because of Incognito's penalty, Wilkins had to kickoff from his own 15 and KR Josh Scobey took the kick back 33 yards, to the St. Louis 49 giving Seattle its best field position of the game.

Morris then reeled off runs of five and 10 yards and Wallace was able to hit WR D.J. Hackett with a two-yard pass and Jackson made a diving 10 yard reception to help set up Brown for the game winner.

Wallace finished the day 15 of 23 for 161 yards and two touchdowns and also finished the day with a 114.6 quarterback rating. Bulger finished 26 of 40, but for only 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

With the win, Seattle now has a two-game lead over St. Louis for the division crown and essentially a three-game lead because they hold the tie-breaker should it come down to that.

Now the Seahawks prepare to take on the suddenly hot San Francisco 49ers down in the Bay Area next Sunday.

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