Thursday, Oct. 7: Rams 26, Seahawks 17
Big picture: The Seahawks fought after falling behind and losing Russell Wilson to a finger injury in the third quarter, but Matthew Stafford and the Rams produced a key fourth-quarter drive to shift momentum back to Los Angeles. Seattle is 2-3 and now has a question at quarterback, though Geno Smith played very well after Wilson's injury. Wilson, in his 10th season, has never missed a start. He will have nine days off before a Sunday night game at Pittsburgh. … The Rams bounced back from a loss at home to Arizona and improved to 4-1.
Notable numbers: Geno Smith, who has not played since a 2017 appearance with the Jets, played well, going 10-17-131 yards and a touchdown. His late-game interception was unlucky as Tyler Lockett tripped in a tangle of legs ending Seattle's chance at a game-winning drive. … Wilson, who injured his finger as his hand was hit by Aaron Donald on a pass attempt in the third quarter, was 11-16-152 with a TD and interception. … Alex Collins, filling in for Chris Carson, carried 15 times for 47 yards. But the Seahawks defense could not stop the Rams in the second half. Matthew Stafford threw for 365 yards and, if not for a Quandre Diggs' interception in the end zone early in the game, Los Angeles would have had firmer control of the contest. … The Rams converted only 2 of 10 third downs, but one was a big pass play to Robert Woods (68 yards), setting up a third-quarter touchdown. A 33-yard completion to Cooper Kupp (33) was the key play in a 73-yard TD drive in the fourth quarter.
Up next: Seattle at Pittsburgh, 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 (NBC).
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