4:15 PM ET, September 13, 2009
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Hasselbeck recovers to connect with Carlson for 2 TDs as Seahawks blank Rams
SEATTLE -- The feisty, new-look Seahawks of coach Jim Mora attacked on defense during plays -- and scrapped after them.On offense, they showed balance between run and pass, and did a good job of protecting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
Rams No Hassel
Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck's second and third quarter stats bested St. Louis Marc Bulger's entire game on Sunday.
|When||All qtrs||2nd, 3rd|
• The Seahawks beat the Rams for the ninth straight time.
• In Jim Mora's debut as Seattle's head coach, Julius Jones rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown while Matt Hasselbeck was 25 for 36 for 279 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
• The Rams were shut out for the first time since 1998 in Steve Spagnuolo's first game as an NFL head coach.
• St. Louis has scored 16 or fewer points in 13 of its last 17 games and has lost 11 straight games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
RB Julius Jones took the new run game of Seahawks first-year offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, going untouched 62 yards for a touchdown in the second half. Jones finished with 117 yards on 19 carries. ... Mora said Lofa Tatupu and fellow LB Leroy Hill, who left in the first half with a groin injury, apparently have minor injuries and stayed out as a precaution. ... Rams LB James Laurinaitis debuted with 14 tackles. Spagnuolo said the rookie got "dinged" in the knee but should be OK.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.3||6.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-2||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||5:50||John Carlson 1 Yard Pass From Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 73 yds, 6:15
|TD||0:18||Nate Burleson 12 Yard Pass From Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 69 yds, 3:55
|TD||5:08||John Carlson 33 Yard Pass From Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 99 yds, 3:55
|TD||3:52||Julius Jones 62 Yard Run (Olindo Mare Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 62 yds, 0:00