Seahawks survive nail-biter in St. Louis

by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Seattle Seahawks beat the St. Louis Rams 14-9 on Monday Night Football, moving Seattle to 7-1. The Seahawks are first in the NFC Western Division.

The game came down to the final play, but St. Louis couldn’t convert on fourth down in the red zone. Kellen Clemens pass went incomplete to the left.

The Rams had 321 total yards to the Seahawks' 183, and Seattle had only six first downs in the game. Both teams were hampered by penalties, and there were 15 overall. The Seahawks had eight of those, including a 15-yard penalty after Golden Tate taunted a defender on the Seahawks' final touchdown.

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St. Louis scored first with a 33-yard field goal, but Seattle responded in the second quarter with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate.

The Rams scored a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter. Seattle responded with an 80-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Tate.

Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice left Monday night's game against the St. Louis Rams with a knee injury and was doubtful to return. He headed to the locker room without his helmet with the Seahawks leading 7-3 late in the first half.

Rice was targeted three times in the first two quarters but did not have a catch. He came into the game third on the team with 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Rice's role is expected to diminish a bit with Percy Harvin expected to return soon from hip surgery. Harvin practiced for the first time Tuesday but was not ready to go Monday night.

Information from The Associated Press is included in this report.

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