So much for our Arizona Cardinals’ preseason Super Bowl pick, huh?
Week 15 kicked off last night with an NFC West match-up between the hapless, and head coach-less Los Angeles Rams traveling to Seattle to take on Pete Carroll’s Seahawks on Thursday Night Football.
And, just as we suspected, the Rams’ “middle school offense” (as Todd Gurley so eloquently put it in a post-game interview last week), looked horrific.
They almost looked as horrific as Seattle’s “color rush” uniforms.
Rookie quarterback Jared Goff started the game, going 13-of-25 for 135 yards before being knocked out of the game due to injury. Case Keenum replaced him and finished the game going 5-of-9 for 32 yards. Seattle didn’t manage to force any L.A. turnovers, but they managed to limit the Rams to just 13 first downs, 183 total yards (3.3 yards/play).
Seattle added four sacks on defense and quarterback Russell Wilson had very little trouble putting points on the board. Wilson threw three touchdown passes for 229 yards in Seattle’s 24-3 victory.
The win handed Seattle the NFC West division title, becoming the first team this year to clinch a division title. Arizona sits at 5-7-1 heading into this weekend, with L.A. at 4-10 and San Francisco in the cellar with a 1-12 record.
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