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December 28, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Seahawks 20, Rams 6: First Impressions

Larry Stone: No matter how shaky the Seahawks’ offense looks, this team is never out of a game because of Seattle’s dynamic and opportunistic defense. This game changed on two huge turnovers, one by Jordan Hill, the other by Bruce Irvin, swinging momentum irrevocably in Seattle’s favor.

Bob Condotta: Another big day for the defense, which will end the season leading the league in fewest points allowed for a third straight season — the first team to pull that off since the 1969-71 Minnesota Vikings, the famous Purple People Eaters. Seattle allowed just 39 points in its last six regular-season games.

Jayson Jenks: Paul Richardson is starting to come along. Richardson, Seattle’s second-round draft pick this year, had his best game as a pro with five catches for 60 yards, including his longest catch as a pro with a 32-yarder down the sideline. In his last four games, Richardson is averaging four catches per game for 42 yards. That averages out to 48 catches and 676 yards over the course of a season.​

Ryan Divish: Russell Wilson threw just his second interception since Nov. 9th — a span of seven games. And while the protection, the decision and the throw on the play were all sub-par, Wilson has still been largely mistake-free in the last seven games, despite getting little if any protection from his offensive line. It’s a major reason for the Seahawks’ run of success. In typical Wilson fashion, he learned from the mistake, completing 9 of 12 passes in the second half.

Matt Pentz: You make your own luck. The Seahawks nearly tripled up the Rams in yardage in the first half yet took a 6-0 deficit into the locker room, a pair of turnovers setting up St. Louis with prime field position. After the intermission, though, the bounces evened out. Jordan Hill scooped Shaun Hill’s errant spike off the turf then Bruce Irvin took a deflected pass to the house. Seattle needed a few fortunate breaks, but given its domination on the stat sheet, a comfortable win is no less than it deserved.

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