Final

Rams 16

(4-5, 1-4 away)

Seahawks 31

(7-2, 5-0 home)

4:15 PM ET, November 13, 2005

 

1 2 3 4 T
STL 3 0 6 716
SEA 0 10 14 731

Top Performers

Passing: M. Bulger (STL) - 304 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Alexander (SEA) - 33 CAR, 165 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Hackett (SEA) - 2 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

St Louis (4-4) at Seattle (6-2)

St Louis (4-4) at Seattle (6-2), Sunday 4:15 pm EST

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- The St. Louis Rams posted a pair of memorable wins at Qwest Field last season.

On Sunday, the Rams return to the Pacific Northwest to face the Seattle Seahawks in a battle of NFC West rivals.

The Rams won all three meetings from the Seahawks last season, including a wild card contest here.

In the first meeting last season, the Rams rallied from a 17-point deficit with under six minutes remaining in a 33-27 victory. The playoff game here also ended in dramatic fashion as Marc Bulger threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Cam Cleeland in a 27-20 victory.

The Seahawks already began making amends for 2004 with a 37-31 victory over the Rams in the first matchup between the teams this season on October 9.

Matt Hasselbeck threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns and Shaun Alexander ran for 119 yards and a pair of scores on 25 carries to lead the Seahawks.

Hasselbeck completed 27-of-38 passes for the Seahawks, who were missing injured starting wide receivers Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram. Starting in their place, Joe Jurevicius had nine catches for 137 yards - both career highs - and a touchdown and D.J. Hackett added five receptions for 43 yards.

Marc Bulger was 26-of-40 for 336 yards, two TDs and an interception for the Rams. But Bulger is expected to miss his third straight game with a shoulder injury.

Coming off their bye, the Rams have won games under quarterback Jamie Martin despite being shorthanded. Torry Holt has missed the last two games with a knee injury and fellow wide receiver Isaac Bruce has been sidelined the last four contests with a toe injury. It is uncertain if Holt or Bruce will return for this contest.

The Rams, who are two games behind the first-place Seahawks, are 2-1 under interim coach Joe Vitt.

Two weeks ago, Martin threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to running back Steven Jackson early in the fourth quarter as the Rams posted a 24-21 victory over Jacksonville.

The Seahawks enter this contest in the midst of a four-game winning streak, their longest run since a five-game run in 1999.

Alexander continued his big season last week, rushing for 173 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-19 victory at Arizona.

Alexander leads the NFL with 949 yards rushing to go along with 14 touchdowns. He is 51 yards shy of his fifth straight 1,000-yard season.

Matchup to watch: Former Ram Bryce Fisher, who had two sacks last week, against rookie right tackle Alex Barron.

Series: St. Louis leads, 10-5.

Next week: St. Louis hosts Arizona, November 20 Seattle visits San Francisco, November 20

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Passing Leaders

St. LouisCMP%YDSTDINT
S. Bradford60.71687144
K. Clemens58.7167387
SeattleCMP%YDSTDINT
R. Wilson63.13357269
T. Jackson76.915110

Rushing Leaders

St. LouisCARYDSAVGTD
Z. Stacy2509733.97
B. Cunningham472615.61
SeattleCARYDSAVGTD
M. Lynch30112574.212
R. Wilson965395.61

Receiving Leaders

St. LouisRECYDSAVGTD
J. Cook5167113.25
C. Givens3456916.70
SeattleRECYDSAVGTD
G. Tate6489814.05
D. Baldwin5077815.65

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsSTL
 
 348
SEA
 
 370
Yards PassingSTL
 
 252
SEA
 
 216
Yards RushingSTL
 
 96
SEA
 
 154
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedSTL
 
 350
SEA
 
 317
Pass Yds AllowedSTL
 
 214
SEA
 
 222
Rush Yds AllowedSTL
 
 136
SEA
 
 94

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

St. Louis leads 5-4
Oct 9, 2005STL 31, SEA 37
Jan 8, 2005STL 27, @SEA 20
Nov 14, 2004STL 23, SEA 12
Oct 10, 2004STL 33, @SEA 27
Dec 14, 2003STL 27, SEA 22
Sep 21, 2003STL 23, @SEA 24
Dec 22, 2002STL 10, @SEA 30
Oct 20, 2002STL 37, SEA 20