For the second straight year, the Rams traveled to Seattle in the final regular season game with a chance to notch the team’s first eight-win season since 2006. Also for the second straight year, the Rams came up short offensively, falling 27-9 to the Seahawks on Sunday.
Despite a defensive performance that held the Seahawks to just six offensive points in the first half, the Rams found tough sledding offensively, as they finished the day with 158 total yards.
“We played a real good football team today and didn’t play well,” Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do to come up here in Week 17 and beat the Seahawks.”
The Rams were held to just 13 yards rushing, including 15 yards on 15 carries from RB
After taking a 13-0 deficit into the half, the Rams registered their first scoring drive on their second offensive possession of the second half, on a 36-yard field goal by K
The Rams finished at 7-9, marking the first time the team has secured consecutive seasons of seven or more victories since 2003-2004. Despite falling short of the .500 plateau, Fisher remained encouraged by the progress of much of the team’s roster, which entered the season as the youngest in the league, a trajectory that bodes entering the 2014 season.
“I’m encouraged about the guys in that locker room and the guys I haven’t met yet,” Fisher said. “They do everything that’s asked of them and they do it well. We have a lot to look forward to.”
News and Notes
- P Johnny Hekker, fresh off being named to his first Pro Bowl, along with teammate
- Cook had five receptions on Sunday to finish the season with a career-high of 51.
- With a 14-yard completion to TE Jared Cook on the Rams’ first possession, Clemens surpassed his 2007 passing yard total of 1,529, establishing a new career-high.
- Zuerlein connected on a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter. He finished the year 26-of-28 on field-goal attempts, which ties for the second-most accurate season by a St. Louis Rams kicker. Zuerlein connected on his last 12 attempts, and his 93 percent conversion rate matches Jeff Wilkins’ 2003 season, when he was 39 of 42. Only Wilkins’ 2000 season (17 of 17) was better.