Hawks Lucky to Get Out of St. Louis With Win-Rice Injured
Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to Golden Tate, and the Seattle Seahawks made a dramatic goal-line stand in the final minute to beat the St. Louis Rams 14-9 on Monday night.
The Seahawks (7-1), riding the best start in franchise history, were forced to punt with just over 5 minutes left in the game, but they managed to pin St. Louis at its own 3-yard line.
Backup quarterback Kellen Clemens marched the Rams (3-5) to the Seattle 1, but Daryl Richardson was stuffed on third down and Clemens threw incomplete on fourth down as time expired.
The Seahawks won despite gaining just 135 yards of total offense, 80 of it on Wilson's second TD pass to Tate. Wilson also was sacked a career-high seven times.
Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice left Monday night's game with a knee injury,
He headed to the locker room without his helmet with the Seahawks leading 7-3 late in the first half.
Rice was targeted three times in the first two quarters but did not have a catch. He came into the game third on the team with 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Rice's role is expected to diminish a bit with Percy Harvin expected to return soon from hip surgery. Harvin practiced for the first time Tuesday but was not ready to go Monday night.