St. Louis Rams Lose Season Finale, Finish 6-10


The St. Louis Rams lost to the Seattle Seahawks 20-6 Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink field to finish the season 6-10. Once again for the Rams it was their dominant defense that kept them in the game until the fourth quarter, but when all was said and done, the offense failed to make a play.

The Rams entered the second half 6-0 despite only gaining 60 yards of total offense. Their points came due to taking advantage of good field position on the team’s second posession and taking advantage of a Marcus Roberson interception, the first of the rookie’s career.

The Seahawks tied the game up in the third quarter with two field goals of their own. On the first play of the fourth quarter, St. Louis tried to set up a screen pass to Tre Mason. Shaun Hill attempted to throw the ball away, but Jordan Hill got his hands down quick enough to intercept the pass. Six plays later Marshawn Lynch went untouched to put the Seahawks up 13-6.

The play that basically put the Rams out of it came three minutes later. Driving once again near midfield and Hill attempted to find Lance Kendricks. Bobby Wagner knocked the ball from Kendricks’ and it ricocheted to Irvin. He ran untouched to give the Seahawks a 20-6 lead.

The Rams made one last late effort, but Benny Cunningham fumbled the ball out of the end zone to give the Seahawks a touchback.

Once again it was the offense that let down the defense in this NFC West show down. Shaun Hill was 26 of 37 for just 243 yards. Running back Tre Mason led the rushing attack with 11 rushes for only 28 yards. The Rams offense finished with just 42 yards rushing and no play longer than 20 yards.

The Rams finish the 2014 season 6-10 and will be selecting 10th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. After back to back 7-9 seasons the Rams have taken a step back, but will be looking to take a big step forward come next season.