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Rams vs. Seahawks: Russell Wilson throws interception into Janoris Jenkins blitz

The St. Louis Rams have put incredible pressure on Russell Wilson since the Seattle Seahawks' rookie quarterback got off to a solid start. In the third quarter, after a 69-yard kick return put the Seahawks deep into Rams territory, rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins blitzed Wilson and grabbed his arm, leaving linebacker Rocky McIntosh in position to catch the resulting lob for the Rams' second interception of the afternoon.

Wilson was 8-for-10 to start the game, with 85 yards, but he's thrown two quick interceptions since—one on a great physical play by rookie Trumaine Johnson, and another forced by Jenkins's pressure as the offensive line collapsed around him. Wilson's probably played a little better than his numbers look so far, but since that first quarter he's been unable to get the Seahawks downfield, with Marshawn Lynch—who has 11 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown—once again their only reliable offensive weapon.

Partway through the third quarter, the Rams are holding onto a 16-7 lead against their NFC West rivals, on the strength of this wild Danny Amendola fake field goal touchdown and three increasingly long field goals from wunderkind Greg Zuerlein.