The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Seattle Seahawks in a battle of mediocrity for week two. The final score was 9-3, which really just goes to show you that any team can win on any given Sunday. And while the win wasn’t necessarily pretty, it added the first W to the Rams’ record. It was the Rams’ first home win of regular season, in L.A. Coliseum, since 1994.
“That was a great win for us for all of those obvious reasons,” said Rams’ head coach Jeff Fisher. “Our first game back here the fans were incredible. It made this a tough place to play starting day one, which was really impressive. We had many opportunities and there’s going to be a lot of things we have to correct, and we had some mistakes. But when it’s said and done, we take the win.”
The Rams managed the win without scoring a single touchdown. Take it as you like, but this means they have yet to score a touchdown in regular season.
“We got to keep working on it someway somehow, whether it’s special teams or defense, but I’ll take a touchdown next week,” said Fisher. “That would be cool.”
But aside from the fact that the kicker was more relevant to the win than Case Keenum, the Rams were able to pull their weight defensively, which is huge. Seattle is no joke; Russell Wilson is one of the best cerebral quarterbacks in the league today. And yet, the Rams were able to limit him to zero touchdowns despite 254 passing yards for a 62.9 completion percentage.
“Last week we were disappointed in the first half and the points allowed, and this week you’ve got to give them credit” said Fisher on his defense. “They played hard the whole game. Got off the field, it was tough, they were harassing Russell, and I thought we did a good job.”
The Rams now hold a 1-1 record, alongside every other team in the NFC West.
“[I’m] really proud of the guys in the locker room, proud of our fans,” said Rams’ linebacker Alec Ogletree. “It was an amazing feeling to be out there today – it was a historical moment, glad to be a part of it.”