Seahawks Steamroll Hapless Rams 37-13

In an early season must-win game, the Seahawks easily handled one of the worst teams in football, trouncing the Rams 37-13 at Qwest Field.

The Seahawks were desperate for a win. The Rams were desperate for a win. Luckily for the Seahawks, the Rams woes outweigh their own by a landslide.

Running back Julius Jones ran for 140 yards on 22 carries and a TD were QB Matt Hasselbeck became Mack Strong for a brief moment in a key block. TJ Duckett ran for 2 TDs and the Seahawks blew out the winless Rams (0-3) to post a much needed win headed into the bye.

With the Arizona Cardinals losing to the Washington Redskins, the Seahawks (1-2) find themselves only 1 game out of first place in the division. Getting healthy over the bye while getting back some key players will be huge for a team looking for its 5th straight division championship.

Hasselbeck went 12-for-20 and 172 yards and 1 TD to rookie WR Michael Bumpus in what was a much better overall performance over the first two games of posting only a 45.5 percentage of throws.

But it was his block to help guide Julius Jones into the end zone that garnered cheers from the fans if not a dirty look from coach Mike Holmgren.

"When he thinks it's a great block, it's kind of a car crash," coach Mike Holmgren said after the game.

"I can't tell if people are really congratulating me right now, or making fun of me," Hasselbeck said. "It was a little bit like bowling. You get one pin, the other one gets knocked down, and you act like you did that on purpose."

With purpose is how the Seahawks won today and now head into a much needed bye week ready to regroup and get healthy again at the receiver position.


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