NFC West Rivals collided last night in Seattle for a hotly contested Thursday Night Football matchup. The Los Angeles Rams entered the matchup looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the Seattle Seahawks looked to improve upon a 3-1 start.
The kicking game proved key early as Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein made Field Goals of 32 and 47 yards to give the Rams an early 6-0 lead. The rest of the game proved to be a flurry of the two teams exchanging scores.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson got the Seahawks on the board with a pair of touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, giving Seattle a 14-6 advantage.
The Rams would respond with a pair of touchdowns of their own from on either side of halftime. Quarterback Jared Goff found Cooper Kupp from 9 yards out just before halftime, then Todd Gurley scored on an 8-yard run to give the Rams the lead at 20-14 in the 3rd quarter.
The Seahawks responded as Wilson struck again on a 10-yard pass to David Moore. Gurley scored from 1 yard out for his second score of the night as the Rams took a 26-21 lead to the 4th quarter.
The two teams traded field goals early in the 4th quarter to keep the Rams on top 29-24. However, it was Russell Wilson who would prove to be the hero of the night. Wilson threw his 4th touchdown pass of the game with 2:28 left to running back Chris Carson to give the Seahawks a 30-29 lead in the dying moments.
The Rams would have one final chance, but Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal wide right with 11 seconds left to ensure a Seahawks win.
The Rams will look to bounce back from consecutive losses as they host the San Francisco 49ers on October 13. The Seahawks will look to improve on a 4-1 start as they travel to take on the Cleveland Browns.