Catch of the year sparks Seahawks 30-29 win over Rams

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If anyone had concerns that Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett is a true #1 in the NFL need look no further than the Hawks 1st TD on the day when a scrambling Russell Wilson slung a pinpoint accurate pass to the back corner of the endzone. Lockett tiptoed the endzone and stretched to his full extent to pull in a highlight reel catch that should be the “play of the year” in the NFL.

The touchdown would the 1st of 4 that Wilson would throw on the day as he spread the ball to 8 different people on 17 of 23 passing. Wilson would average 11.7 yards an attempt and garner an eye popping 151.8 QB rating on the day.

The LA Rams found quite a bit of offense in this back and forth slugfest as Jared Goff would almost eclipse 400 yards passing. But it would be much maligned free safety Tedric Thompson who would offer a key stop of the LA QB with a juggling act from the prone position for the game’s lone interception. While the pick didn’t end the game, it took a huge gust of wind out of the Rams sails for momentum.

The Hawks returned to the run game to feeding Chris Carson the rock to the tune of 27 attempts for 118 yards. As a whole, the Hawks ran 43 times for 167 yards. Carson would also contribute in the passing game as on a key 4th and goal, Wilson tossed him a ball as he was wide open, Carson would juggle the ball, but come down with the TD to put the Hawks ahead.

The Hawks lead was in danger as the Rams with 2 minutes left managed to drive from the 7 yard line into field goal range in just 7 plays. Kicker Greg Zuerlein who had kicked 3 field goals on the day came up with a 44 yard attempt that was pushed just right of the post to secure the win for the Seahawks who now move to 4-1 on the year.

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