Rams running Daryl Richardson was stopped at the line of scrimmage on third-and-goal at the Seahawks one, and quarterback Kellen Clemens’ pass floated over the head of his intended receiver on the final play of the game, on fourth down, as the Rams lost to Seattle, 14-9.
The Rams defense stepped up, knowing they would have to help out an offense with a new quarterback in place. They held Seattle to just 135 yards. 80 of those came on a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate. That gave Seattle a 14-6 lead with just over three minutes to play in the third quarter.
The Rams got three short field goals from Greg Zuerlein of 33, 28, and 27.
Clemens was just 15 of 31 with two interceptions and 158 yards passing, but he helped put together a drive starting at the Rams’ three, with just over five minutes to play and put his team in position to win it at the end.
“We needed 97 yards; we got 96,” Clemens said. “We gave ourselves a chance to win at the end, but unfortunately we didn’t make the play.”
The Rams drop to 3-5, while the Seahawks improve to 7-1.