Seattle 27, St. Louis 9

Date - 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, December 29, 2013
Location - CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Temperature - 40°
Head Official - Jeff Triplette
Attendance - 68264

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 0 0 3 6 9
Seattle 7 6 7 7 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 7-9 5-3 2-6 L1
Seattle 13-3 7-1 6-2 W1

Recap


Seahawks 27, Rams 9: Malcolm Smith returned an interception for a touchdown and Marshawn Lynch rushed for 97 yards and a score as host Seattle defeated St. Louis to clinch the NFC West and the conference’s No. 1 overall seed for the playoffs.

Steven Hauschka kicked two field goals and the Seahawks (13-3) limited the Rams to 158 total yards and 11 first downs while recording 13 victories for only the second time in franchise history. The Seahawks will have a first-round playoff bye and possess home-field advantage throughout the postseason.

Kellen Clemens threw one touchdown pass and was intercepted twice for St. Louis (7-9), which was just 2-of-11 on third-down conversions. The losing season is the seventh straight for the Rams.

Smith set the tone for Seattle’s strong defensive showing by picking off a deflected pass and returning it 37 yards just five-plus minutes into the game. Hauschka kicked field goals of 28 and 35 yards in the second quarter as the Seahawks took a 13-0 lead.

After Greg Zuerlein booted a 36-yard field goal in the third goal for the Rams, Seattle navigated 80 yards on 14 plays with Lynch darting in from the 2 to make it a 20-3 margin. Russell Wilson teamed with Golden Tate on a 47-yard touchdown play with 9:14 remaining before the Rams scored on Clemens’ 2-yard pass to Jared Cook.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis RB Zac Stacy had just 15 yards on 15 carries to fall 27 yards shy of becoming the third rookie in franchise history to rush for 1,000 yards. … Seahawks CB Bryon Maxwell also had an interception as Seattle raised its league-leading total to 28. … Rams DE Kendall Langford was ejected late in the third quarter after drawing a personal foul for inadvertently making contact with an official. He landed a second personal foul after slamming his helmet to the turf before exiting the field.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   Seattle
Zac Stacy Player Marshawn Lynch
15 Attempts 23
15 Yards 97
1.0 Avg Yards 4.2
0 Touchdowns 1
7 Long 14
Receiving
St. Louis   Seattle
Lance Kendricks Player Golden Tate
5 Receptions 8
54 Yards 129
10.8 Avg Yards 16.1
0 Touchdowns 1
21 Long 47

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 158 13 145 1 1 0 4.0 0
Seattle 269 111 158 3 2 2 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against New Orleans . The Seahawks have a W/L % of .769 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.