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NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Los Angeles Rams 28, Seattle Seahawks 12

The Rams continued their resurgence by beating the Seattle Seahawks, 28-12, in Week 14 of the NFL season.

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Final Score

Los Angeles Rams 28, Seattle Seahawks 12

Los Angeles Rams

Jared Goff may have thrown two interceptions—one of which had pressure in his face and the other was a miscommunication with his receiver—but outside of those two plays, he was able to keep the Rams' offense moving downfield with some big strikes and consistent throws off play-action bootlegs.

Tight end Tyler Higbee broke the 100-yard mark for the first time last week, and he backed it up with another 100-yard game this week. Higbee was able to demonstrate his speed in the fourth quarter when he secured a 32-yard catch and run with the Rams backed up on their own five-yard line.

As usual, Aaron Donald was a force as a pass-rusher on Sunday night. He racked up a sack, batted down a pass and chipped in a handful of additional pressures.

Troy Hill was a star in coverage for the Rams vs. Seattle. He was challenged routinely by Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' passing attack and he rose to the occasion. Hill sealed the win with an interception in the end zone on Seattle's final drive and just played solid coverage all game long.

Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson played much better than the box score would indicate. Wilson was the victim of two poorly timed drops in the second quarter that would have kept the chains moving on a 4th-and-1 and a 3rd-and-7, respectively. He also made some of the big-time throws we're accustomed to seeing, highlighted by a beautiful ball he dropped right into D.K. Metcalf‘s lap against some tight coverage and a safety coming over the top.

D.K. Metcalf continued his strong rookie season tonight. He hauled in all six of his targets, made a contested catch and forced a few missed tackles. Metcalf continued to demonstrate that he's not just a deep threat, too, making plays all over the field.

Quandre Diggs recorded two interceptions, one of which was on a ball that was thrown right to him that he returned for a touchdown. The second was on an overthrown deep pass that he managed to catch near the sideline. As a safety, Diggs was rarely targeted, but recording two interceptions gave the Seahawks a life in the game when it looked like the Rams were going to take it home.

The lack of pass-rush put the Seahawks' defense behind the eight ball. Goff wasn't sacked in the game, and with the Rams running a lot of rollouts, the Seahawks were playing the run hard. Once again, though, Shaquem Griffin showed that he can still cause havoc when he's used on the edge. He was in Goff's face as he threw the ball that led to the pick-six.

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