Rams Defense Leads the Way in Playoff Win Over Seahawks

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp in 2018. Photo by Jevone Moore/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9899078bt)

Thanks to the Los Angeles Rams’ impeccable defense, no one can really count them out of the running for a title. Even though they stumbled into the playoffs without the greatest record, they were still able to oust the higher-ranked Seattle Seahawks and prove that they belonged.

Rams running back Cam Akers especially shined in the 30-20 victory, rushing for 131 yards to go with a touchdown as well. But as we just mentioned, the main punch that the Rams brought was on defense.

Due to LA’s stifling defensive line, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wasn’t looking like his usual self. All-Pro tackle Aaron Donald had two sacks, Leonard Floyd chipped in with another two, and the whole team had five in total. Even when they weren’t getting sacks, they put intense pressure on Wilson and didn’t let him get comfortable.

But one of the biggest highlights of the Rams’ defense on Saturday’s game took place when Darious Williams intercepted a pass by Wilson and then ran 42 yards for a touchdown. This ended up being the spark that the Rams never looked back from.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff solidified the victory by finding Robert Woods in the endzone with nearly five minutes left in regulation.