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Los Angeles Rams Vs. Seattle Seahawks: Five Seahawks to Watch Revisited

How did the five Seahawks we keyed in on fare on Sunday?

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Two games in. 1-1 record. Lets go.

While it was not the prettiest of games – a 9-3 ending score in football is no bueno – The Rams got there home opening victory. Hopefully, it is the first of many to come.

Lets take a look back at the Seahawks players to watch and see if and how their performances might have had an impact on the game’s final result.

DE Cliff Avril

Cliff Avril was in on 40 of Seattle’s 62 snaps on defense. He made one tackle.

Second-year DE Frank Clark (35 out of 62 snaps), however, was in on two sacks, two QB hits, and a tackle for a loss.

The duo made life tough on Rams left tackle Greg Robinson. Robinson was flagged twice for offensive holding.

WR Doug Baldwin

The Rams did give up 254 yards through the air, but do not credit Doug Baldwin for much of those yards. The sixth-year vet only caught three passes for 20 yards. The Rams – corner Trumaine Johnson mainly – kept the Seahawks receiver in check.

Second-year WR Tyler Lockett was the man that burned the Rams deep. The speedy wideout went for 99 yards on four catches.

SS Kam Chancellor

I mention Kam as a defender to watch, as his presence in the box is notable.

Chancellor made a total of five stops on Sunday. And lo and behold, most of those tackles came near the line of scrimmage.

It was not no surprise the Seahawks corralled Rams’ running back Todd Gurley to just 51 yards on 19 carries. With players like Kam constantly loading up the box, it is going to be a rough outing every outing for No. 30.

RB Christine Michael

The Rams defense showed out against the league’s leading rushing team. Christine was held to 60 yards on 10 carries. Thomas Rawls, well he ended his afternoon with seven rushes for -7 yards.

Good lookin’, defense.

QB Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson was not at 100-percent, and it showed.

The fifth-year QB was efficient through the air (22 for 35 for 254 with no interceptions), but that was about it. The typically mobile quarterback did very little running (five carries for 14 yards), and was not able to extend plays with his feet.

The few times he did try to break away for a run, Rams defenders were there to sack him.

Kudos two times, Rams D.