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Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke with Seahawks prior to game vs. Rams

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke with Seahawks prior to game vs. Rams

The reference Baldwin made was to Thomas' successful rake of (then-) St. Louis Ram running back Benny Cunningham just before the goal line. Then the Seahawks lost two straight games and the same National Football League fans and media members that were praising Seattle two weeks earlier were convinced that their season was over. The Rams have scored 35 or more points in three of their four games this season.

Safety Cody Davis, starting for injured Lamarcus Joyner, gave the Rams an extra possession with an interception on a Seattle trick play.

Tavon Austin might be ousted as the Rams' punt returner. They promoted him off their practice squad Saturday.

"I think there was a couple uncharacteristic decisions that he did make", Rams coach Sean McVay said. That's the only time Gurley touched the ball inside the 20-yard line. He's carried the ball five times for all of 4 yards in the two games he was active and then was unexpectedly scratched last week. He also appeared to pull up while running a deep route.

The Seahawks held the Rams to 10 points, all in the first half and 25.5 points below what they were averaging coming in, by staying in nickel defense. The player has a knack for making big plays at the right time. But the drop from Kupp will be a hard one to get over.

Goff felt it was a combination of good Seattle defense and too many mistakes by the L.A. offense. Vannett also played a season-high 29 percent of the snaps and Luke Willson's 38.2 percent was his second-highest.

Earlier this week on NFL Thursday Night Football, the New England Patriots won a tight game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get themselves back to a winning record.

This is an important game for the Rams as this could really change the dynamic of their season.

He Said It: "Obviously a very disappointing start to this ball game".

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Jay Cutler finally silenced the boobirds by capping a 58-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry for the tiebreaking score in the fourth quarter, and the Dolphins overcame another dismal offensive showing.

Jared Goff moved the Rams 55 yards in the final 1:09, but Seattle's defense made its final stop.

But it's different this time, they swear! Many fans and media members are calling the Seahawks reign of terror in the NFC West over, but they aren't paying attention. Neither player found much room to run.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rams are 1.5-point home favorites versus the Seahawks, who opened as 2.5-point favorites. Through five games this year, he has 2.5.

And though the numbers through five games say otherwise, the Seahawks are rebuilding their case as the league's No. 1 defense. Had quarterback Jameis Winston's final pass to OJ Howard been on target they would have stolen the win from the Patriots. Wrote PFF: "Richard Sherman was solid in coverage as well, earning an 80.7 coverage grade". After he was targeted 16 times in the opener but had just seven catches, the Texans' top receiver has established a connection with the rookie first-round pick.

- Who played well on the offensive line?

Victories this season against the 49ers and Colts (and a three-point loss to an under-performing Raiders team) did little to convince anyone early.

Goff, with the ball on the Seattle 15, was intercepted by Sheldon Richardson on a tipped pass as Los Angeles was turned away again.

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