INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams have faced Russell Wilson long enough to know they probably can’t stop the Seattle quarterback entirely.
The Rams and their increasingly dominant defense were never this close to doing so Sunday during a victory that saw Los Angeles share the NFC West lead.
Darious Williams had two interceptions, Jared Goff threw for 302 yards and the Rams tied Seattle and Arizona at the divisional top with a 23-16 win over the Seahawks.
Williams, Leonard Floyd and the Rams’ elite defense delivered one of their best performances against Wilson and the NFL’s leading scoring team, holding Seattle within three points after halftime.
Every time Wilson and Seattle got into position to hurt in the final three quarters, Los Angeles (6-3) held them back in a seven-point victory that wasn’t as close as the score.
Los Angeles captured Wilson six times – three of them from Floyd. The Rams recovered three balls in their own territory, intercepting two of Wilson’s passes and seizing the ball on his only fumble — also made by Floyd.
Wilson finished 22-of-37 for 248 yards and rushed another 60 yards for the Seahawks (6-3), who have lost three of their last games after starting the season with five straight wins.