The St. Louis Rams failed to earn the fourth seed in the NFC playoffs by losing at Seattle 16-6 on Sunday night. The Rams and Seahawks both finished the regular season 7-9, but Seattle wins the NFC West based on a better division record, where Seattle went 4-2 and the Rams 3-3.
Seattle becomes the first team ever to win a division with a sub-.500 winning percentage. The Rams were beat by the Seahawks and backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst who threw a touchdown pass on Seattle’s opening possession, then got the Seahawks into field goal range three times in the second half for Olindo Mare to connect.
The Rams meanwhile managed just two Josh Brown field goals as they were shut down the entire game mustering just 184 total net yards. Sam Bradford was 19 of 36 for 155 yards and one interception and Steven Jackson was held to just 45 yards on just 11 carries.
The Rams managed to hang around in this game getting a 27 yard field goal from Josh Brown with 8:59 to play in the third. Trailing 13-6 in the fourth, the Rams got into Seahawks territory, but Bradford was picked off.