St. Louis Rams fans rooting for loses in order to acquire a better draft pick got their wish on Monday, as St. Louis was defeated 30-13 by the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The loss dropped the Rams to 2-11, moving them into a tie with the Minnesota Vikings for the second overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.
The game may not have been as close as the score indicated. The Seahawks never trailed, and out-gained St. Louis in total yards 359 to 281.
The Rams had no answer for Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, who ran 23 times for 115 yards. Lynch scored the final touchdown of the game on a 16-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson also played well, completing 21-of-32 passes for 224 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions.
Sam Bradford struggled in his return to the St. Louis lineup after missing the team's loss to San Francisco. Bradford finished 12-for-29 for 193 yards and failed to spark the offense throughout the game.
Seattle improved to 6-7 with the win.