Seahawks start slow, but still rout Rams
The feisty, new-look
On offense, they showed balance between run and pass, and did a good job of protecting quarterback
It was as if 2008 never happened.
St. Louis resembled the same old
Hasselbeck, playing his first game since Thanksgiving Day, overcame two interceptions in his first three throws Sunday to connect with
Hasselbeck, who missed nine games last season with a bad back, finished 25 of 36 for 279 yards passing, his most for an opener.
Seattle’s first shutout in almost two years was its ninth consecutive win over its division rivals. It was also Seattle’s biggest win to begin a season since a 38-0 victory over Philadelphia in 1998.
“The whole offseason, they said our team was soft,” said rookie outside linebacker
Mora was smiling after his first game as a head coach since the end of the 2006 season for Atlanta. Nine months ago, the
The former visiting locker room attendant for the
“It was especially emotional for me, because there is some significance to it. I’d be lying if I told you there wasn’t,” the 47-year-old said. “It was kind of a surreal experience.”
“Would you rather us just get our tail kicked and walk back (to the huddle)?” Jackson said. “You saw some fight in this team.”
Yet St. Louis gained just 247 yards in an effort similar to its 38-3 loss against Philadelphia that opened last season.
“Yeah, I’m not going there,” said Spagnuolo, who was the
The game’s most decisive – and weirdest – play came late in the first half. Seattle’s
Turns out, they did. The
“They count (players) every play, just in case that foul is called,” Morelli said of the replay officials.
The issue of giving replay officials authority to review such plays grew after an infamous incident involving former
St. Louis managed just 13 first downs against the new, attacking schemes of first-year defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.
He said the
And Spagnuolo sounded encouraged.
“I’m obviously disappointed in the result, but I’m not disappointed in the effort,” he said. “We feel we are better than that. And that’s a good thing.”