Rams “D” it up in Win over Seahawks  

It was a full team effort this week as Los Angeles held on for win over Seattle at SoFi Stadium in front of some 72,704 fans. 

Rams rookie Luka Nacua celebrates after scoring a touchdown Sunday at SoFi stadium. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Earl Heath | Contributing Sports Writer 

It was a full team effort this week as Los Angeles held on for win over Seattle at SoFi Stadium in front of some 72,704 fans. 

The Seahawks scored a first period TD and that was the lone one for the day.  The defense had the bend and not break mentality going on. 

With 1 minute 31 seconds left in the game RAM kicker Lucas Havrisik connected on a 22-yard field goal that put the ahead by one 17-16.  

Seattle’s Jason Myers’ missed on a 55-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds.  

The win ended  a three-game losing streak and improved their record to 4-6. 

There were cheers and relief all around the Blue and Gold. The defense held the  Seattle to just 5 of 15 on third down conversions and just 68 -yards on the ground. 

RAM DB Quentin Lake and Ernest Jones led the team in tackles with eight apiece. Cornerback Derion Kendrick had an interception.  

 Stafford finished the day completing 17 of 31 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown, with one interception. Rookie Puka Nacua caught five passes for 70 yards. Cooper Kupp left the game in the first half because of an ankle injury. 

Stafford went down early in the fourth quarter when he was hit after throwing a flea-flicker pass that was intercepted by cornerback Riq Woolen. It appeared to have the wind knocked out of him in.  

“It wasn’t great,” Stafford said of the aftermath of the hit. “Just needed a second, really, more than anything. ”The veteran QB returned the next series, however, and seemed to come alive, leading the Rams on the two scoring drives. 

The hit on Stafford put life into the RAMS, teammates said. “I saw Stafford go down, I was like, ‘Oh my God,’ ” defensive lineman Bobby Brown III said. “I was like, ‘No!’ 

“You never want your quarterback to get hit like that and get hurt. [But] I’m kind of glad he got hit like that, if they were going to come out there and do that.” Said Henderson: “It might have made him mad — you don’t want to make [No.] 9 mad. But he’s tough. … To see him get back in there after taking a hit, that fired us up, like we wanted to play harder for him. Because we got to protect our brother. They take him, they got to take us all. 

“Maybe we should punch him the gut right before the game,” Rams coach Sean Mcvay joked. The Team Travels to Arizona this week trying to stay in the hunt for a play-off spot.