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Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks: Highlight/Lowlight

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Which was the best and worst plays of the day for the Rams and the opposition? Let’s take a look below.

Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

In a high scoring affair by both sides, the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks both had plenty of highlights (offensively) and lowlights (defensively).

To chop it up, let’s take a look at the highlight and lowlight of the day for the Rams:

Lowlight

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This play was a microcosm of the Rams’ struggles on the day on defense. The Seahawks’ physicality simply out matched the Rams on the ground as they routinely gained chunk yardage by running the ball. To counteract the strength of the run, the Rams needed to stick nine guys in the box and play cover-0 like they did on this play. Obviously if everyone is in the box and dedicated to stopping the run it leaves your cornerbacks on islands - and that proved to be a major issue for the Rams (particularly Marcus Peters). On multiple occasions Peters allowed his eyes to float into the backfield as opposed to his receiver and it bit him in the behind to the tune of allowing three touchdowns.

Highlight

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The Rams didn’t have any particularly huge gainers that went for touchdowns, so I decided to go with one of a handful of large plays from the passing game that involved WR Robert Woods. Woods’ route running ability was leaving defensive backs in a daze all game. On this route, Woods begins to run a variation of a slant going outside off the line of scrimmage and making a hard stick at the top of his cut. After that, Woods does a great job becoming a physical ball carrier breaking a tackle and gaining major yards after the catch. This was just one of a handful of big plays from the dependent-yet-great wide receiver.


The Rams went into Century Link undefeated and left in the same manner. It was another good offensive performance for a team that seems unstoppable on that side of the ball. The defense needs to do a better job moving forward though.