Despite starter John Wolford getting knocked out of the game early and Jared Goff playing with less than two healthy hands, the NFL’s number one defense came to play, recording five total sacks on the slippery Russell Wilson and notching a huge pick six in the first half for the game’s first touchdown. Wilson’s final stat line included just 11 completions on 27 attempts for 174 yards and a pair of scores to go with the interception.
It was an extremely notable performance for Staley who knew coming in that his unit would have to play their best football to give their team the best chance of surviving. While second-receiver D.K. Metcalf did record five receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns, the rest of the high-flying Seahawks offense fell flat. The speedy Tyler Lockett had just two receptions and no other Seattle player had more than one.
On the season, the Rams allowed a league-low 18.5 points per game and were the only team to average allowing under 300 yards of offense per game (281.9).