The Los Angeles Rams lose a winnable game to the Seattle Seahawks, 16-10 at the Coliseum.
On an afternoon where the Los Angeles Rams had little margin for error, LA colored outside the lines. Like against the Washington Redskins, quarterback Jared Goff looked for Cooper Kupp late for a big catch, and again it didn’t happen.
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And just like that, the Rams lost a winnable game, against a winnable opponent, 16-10 to the Seattle Seahawks. Goff, looking to keep the magic going, would end up 22-47 for 288 yards and two interceptions. His backfield counterpart, Todd Gurley, would also look remarkably mortal as he’d rush for 43 yards on 14 carries.
With the loss, Los Angeles will move to 1-1 in the NFC West, and 3-2 overall in 2017.
But like the loss to Washington, Los Angeles let one get away. Goff looked like a rookie staring at the best defense he’d seen all season. His two interceptions will be part of a losing day for LA when even Greg Zuerlein missed an easy field goal.
If his was the “come back to earth game,” they’ve had it and can cross it off the list.
At 3-2, the Rams will provide ammunition for those critics who had been waiting for LA to become “LA” again. But even in the loss, Seattle only postponed the inevitable. Los Angeles lost a game they should have and could have have won.
Seattle should know they won’t be so lucky again.
The NFC West is still wide open.