With the 14-9 win, Seattle improved to 7-1 while St. Louis fell to 3-5. The Rams were able to outgain the Seahawks in yardage, 339 to 135, but they couldn’t get the one yard that they needed the most and failed to score a touchdown on all four of their trips to the red zone.
“We call it the ‘money zone’ for a reason,” Rams left guard Chris Williams said. “That’s where the money’s at. You’ve got to go down there and be effective. Those hurt.”
“We needed 97 yards (on the last drive) -- we got 96,” Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens said after the game. “In this business unfortunately, your grade scale is pass or fail. ... It’s a business of wins and losses.”
The Rams' only points of the evening came courtesy of three field goals from kicker Greg Zuerlein.
“I’m proud of our guys,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. “We explained to them what we had to do. ... We got down to the last play of the game, didn’t make it happen. I feel bad for them but they’ll bounce back.”
St. Louis was able to hold Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch to only 23 yards on eight carries.
“That was their choice,” Fisher said in reference to Lynch’s carries. “We got off the field on third down, and as a result they didn’t have a lot of opportunities, a lot of plays. There’s nothing wrong with their running game, by the way. OK? They can run the football.”
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