The Los Angeles Rams kept the winning going as they beat NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks 33-31 to go 5-0 on the 2008 season.
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley had three touchdowns in a close win against their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks 33-31. The victory moves LA to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 against the division.
Give Seattle credit as they were in it at the two-minute warning.
While I gave quarterback Russell Wilson little chance against the Rams defense, he again was a gamer as he would throw for 198 yards on 13 of 21, and three touchdowns.
While Los Angeles managed to win their fifth game and remain undefeated, they also managed to give up 30 plus points for a second straight game. Fortunately, they also managed to score 30 plus again, a trend they are firmly in control of.
Rams quarterback Jared Goff had a good game, throwing for 321 yards. He’d complete 23 passes on 32 attempts, with one touchdown and two interceptions. Goff may have looked more mortal in Week 5, but with a running back like Gurley, and an offense who can score pretty much at will, LA giving up 30 points seems almost an afterthought.
As close as this game was, the end never seemed in doubt. What looked to be a head scratching decision to punt late was quickly replaced by a gutsy call to have Goff go for it on fourth down with a well executed quarterback sneak that sealed the fate of the Seahawks and in effect, the NFC West.
Gurley was once again the workhorse Los Angeles needed in a tight game. Through five weeks Los Angeles has shown it can win in a number of ways, and grinding to a win today is just another example of how the Rams can roll over an opponent.
LA will take their 5-0 record back out on the road as they head to AFC West foe Denver Broncos. It’s the second straight season the Rams face former starting quarterback Case Keenum. Keenum and his then Minnesota Vikings beat Goff and the Rams in Week 11, 24-7 last year.