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L.A. Rams “Level Up” to Beat the Seattle Seahawks
By Amanda Scurlock, Sports Writer
Published December 12, 2019

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald works to tackle Seahawks quarterback Russell
Wilson (Robert Torrence/L.A. Sentinel)

After scoring a road victory against the Arizona Cardinals, the Los Angeles Rams put in the effort
offensively and defensively to defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-21.
“We got the job done, so we did a better job than we did last week,” said Rams running back Todd
Gurley. “Last week, we came out and put up field goals, this week we came out and put up
touchdowns.”
Rams quarterback Jared Goff completed 293 passing yards, two interceptions and two touchdowns.
Seahawks signal caller Russell Wilson survived five sacks to make 245 passing yards.
During this game, Los Angeles partook in the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats” where players
wear customized cleats to bring awareness to a cause they support. Linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
brought awareness to the Brotherhood Crusade.

Rams linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo’s custom cleats honored the Brotherhood Crusade for Los Angeles Rams My Cause My Cleats on Monday, December 2, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, CA. (Jeff Lewis/Rams)

“When I read up on the Brotherhood Crusade, I saw that their beliefs and things that they do align to
what I believe in,” he said. “I choose them and this offseason, I plan on doing work with them.”
His custom cleats are purple and gold with the Brotherhood Crusade logo on the heel, the Gainsville,
Texas native gave a nod to the Los Angeles Lakers with the color scheme.
“The Lakers are my secondary team, I’m a Rockets [fan] to the day I die, But I’m gonna show love to
L.A.,” Okoronkwo said.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hands the ball to running back Chris Carson (Robert
Torrence/L.A. Sentinel)

The Rams defense flexed their muscles early; Ebukam sacked Wilson on the third down, forcing the
Seahawks to execute a field goal in the first quarter. Goff made key advances by connecting with wide
receiver Robert Woods and tight end Tyler Higbee.
Rams head coach Sean McVay noted how Higbee is a “complete tight end.”
“He’s going to continue to be a big part of this offense,” McVay said. “Especially when you just look at
how vital he’s been over the last couple of weeks.”
This set up running back Malcolm Brown to get a touchdown from one yard out. Woods made a scoring
rush on the next possession.
The Rams’ defense bested the Seattle offense throughout the second quarter, corner Jalen Ramsey
forced an incomplete pass on a fourth down to keep the Seahawks from scoring.

The Rams currently have a 8-5 overall record (Robert Torrence/L.A. Sentinel)

The Rams had a better chance of finding first downs, mainly relying on their passing game. Goff targeted
Higbee often for successful outcomes. With 0:59 left in the second quarter, Goff slung from the 10-yard
line to Kupp to score.
Ebukam sacked Wilson with seconds left to end the first half, the Seahawks trailed 21-3.
“We didn’t play our best game,” Wilson said. “There was opportunities out there that we had, it just
didn’t go our way.”
After the half, the Seattle defense challenged the Rams. Safety Quandre Diggs intercepted two of Goff’s
slings, one resulting in a pick-6. A few plays after the second pick, Aaron Donald sacked Wilson on a third
down.

Rams running back Todd Gurley rushed for 79 yards and earned one touchdown(Robert
Torrence/L.A. Sentinel)

Wilson only secured two first downs in the third quarter. For any unsuccessful play Wilson made, the
Rams house deejay D.J. Mal-Ski played hit songs of his wife, R&B star Ciara.
Diggs interception return was the only touchdown Seattle scored. Wilson sent a 35-yard pass to wide
receiver DK Metcalf to reach the Rams’ 21-yard line. However, Los Angeles only allowed Seattle one last
field goal.
The Rams will travel to play the Dallas Cowboys on December 15 at 1:25 p.m.

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