The Seahawks exited LA with a win on Sunday, but it didn’t come without some bumps and bruises.
LOS ANGELES – It was tough going up against the Los Angeles Rams without Matthew Stafford, but the Seahawks got away with a win at SoFi Stadium on Sunday.
Although Geno Smith was sacked four times and faced constant pressure from the Rams defence, he made a late touchdown for DK Metcalf to secure a vital division win and improve the team’s performance. The Seahawks’ record rose to 7-5 during the season.
Here are three takeaways from another tough loss to the Seahawks.
Tariq Woolen sets Seahawks record
In one of the few predictions that seemed to have been correctly conceived prior to this Seahawks season, I saw Woolen as a potential breakout star for Seattle High School.
Sure enough, Woolen made his sixth intercept in Sunday’s game, setting a Seahawks rookie record and helping him lead the NFL.
Woolen currently has the second best odds per Sports Betting Coin on the Defensive Rookie of the Year and could finally get the Pro Bowl nod.
Bobby Wagner Revenge Game
Wagner got his first chance to play against the Seahawks on Sunday, and he certainly performed well against the organization he spent his first 10 NFL seasons with.
The veteran full-back had two tackles and a controversial intercept in which he appeared to tear the ball away from the Seahawks running back Tony Jones Jr.
Wagner was seen shaking hands with many of his former teammates before the game started, but also appeared to be shouting into the Seattle sideline after his tackle. He’ll get another chance to face his former team in Week 18 when the Seahawks and Rams meet in the season finale.
Running back to the depth becomes a concern
The Seahawks’ rear run room may need some reinforcements this week, after both Walker and Deejay Dallas were sidelined with lower body injuries. Even Jones Jr., who was at one point the only healthy man in uniform running back to Seattle, received a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit that left him temporarily out of the game. .
Dallas is back to spelling Jones Jr. after that hit, but fans should expect at least one roster change this week that involves putting in some more bodies in that position.
It’s unclear if Walker’s injury is severe enough to side him in Week 13, but with Rashaad Penny out for the rest of the season, depth will be a concern during the regular season.
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