SEATTLE (AP) – Todd Gurley scored on a 2-yard TD run with 10:34 left, Akeem Ayers returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and the St. Louis Rams ended Seattle’s five-game win streak with a 23-17 victory over the Seahawks on Sunday.
St. Louis swept the season series from the Seahawks (9-6) having won 34-31 in overtime in Week 1. And the Rams (7-8) caused the same kinds of problems they did in the opener by flustering quarterback Russell Wilson and slowing down a Seattle offense that had not been stopped for the previous five weeks.
Gurley rushed for 85 yards on 19 carries. Case Keenum won his third straight start for the Rams, completing 14 of 23 passes for 103 yards and a 28-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt in the second quarter. St. Louis won in Seattle for the first time since the 2004 playoffs.
Seattle failed to lead for the first time with Wilson under center since he became the starter in Week 1 of the 2012 season. The Seahawks’ streak of having 100 yards rushing as a team ended at 25 games and Seattle lost at home for the third time this season.