Rapid Reaction: Final Seahawks Drive Ends In Heartbreaking Loss To Rams
1. The Seahawks couldn't finish strong against the Rams for the second time this season.
The Seahawks led the Rams 13-7 at halftime on Sunday after building a 13-0 lead, and if that score feels familiar, that's because it was also the halftime score when these teams played in Week 1.
And while Sunday's game didn't spiral out of control like the Week 1 game in which the Rams outscored Seattle 23-0, the Seahawks were still unable to close out a halftime lead, with the Rams chipping away before eventually taking the lead for the first time in the final two minutes of the game.
There were a lot of mitigating factors, to be sure, most notably the loss of quarterback Geno Smith to an elbow injury in the third quarter, not to mention a couple of very costly penalty calls on Seattle's defense down the stretch. But regardless of how it occurred, it was still a tough loss for the Seahawks, who felt like they were in control of the game early while building a 13-0 lead.