The Seattle Seahawks advanced to 3-2 on the season with their 16-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Here are five key takeaways from the win on Sunday:
The Rams had 5 turnovers on Sunday and Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was responsible for two of them - the forced fumble and the INT.— The Seahawks Wire (@TheSeahawksWire) October 8, 2017
Free safety Earl Thomas forced a Todd Gurley fumble at the goal line in the first quarter that resulted in a momentum-changing touchback. Thomas also picked off Jared Goff for a clutch fourth-quarter takeaway.
Quarterback Russell Wilson was finally able to connect with tight end Jimmy Graham in the end zone for Graham's first TD of the season.— The Seahawks Wire (@TheSeahawksWire) October 8, 2017
Jimmy Graham finished just behind Doug Baldwin as the team’s leading receiver with six receptions for 37 yards and the touchdown on eight targets.
The Seahawks utilized their full committee of running backs, with Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy and J.D. McKissic sharing the load on Sunday.— The Seahawks Wire (@TheSeahawksWire) October 8, 2017
With Chris Carson on injured reserve, the Seahawks opted for a committee-style run game Sunday, with Rawls leading the pack with eight carries for 20 yards.
Both Frank Clark and Sheldon Richardson came up big for the Seahawks defensive line with Cliff Avril out with a neck injury.— The Seahawks Wire (@TheSeahawksWire) October 8, 2017
Sheldon Richardson also accounted for two turnovers in the game — his career-first interception and a 20-yard return on a fumble recovery caused by Frank Clark.
Seattle held Rams running back Todd Gurley to just 14 carries for 43 yards and no touchdowns on the day in the Seahawks 16-10 win.— The Seahawks Wire (@TheSeahawksWire) October 8, 2017
Stopping the run was a huge priority for the Seahawks, who managed to hold running back Todd Gurley to under 50 yards rushing.
The Seattle Seahawks head into their bye week and will return Week 7 to face the Giants on Oct. 22 at Metlife Stadium.