Seahawks Rally For The Win
Sunday, November 25th 2007, 3:52 pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rams backup quarterback Gus Frerotte fumbled the snap on fourth-and-goal from the Seattle 1 with 27 seconds left Sunday, allowing the Seahawks to hold on for a 24-19 victory over St. Louis.
Frerotte picked up the loose ball but was tackled at the 5, ending a last-ditch scoring drive and the Rams' modest two-game winning streak after an 0-8 start.
Seattle (7-4) won its third straight by rallying for 17 unanswered second-half points after falling behind 19-7.
The Rams (2-9) had one last chance when Josh Brown missed a 52-yard field goal with 2:44 to go. The Rams took over at their own 42 and drove to the 4 with just over a minute to play.
Gus Frerotte, playing after starter Marc Bulger left with a concussion in the first quarter, missed a wide-open Isaac Bruce on first down, then threw a 2-yard pass to Drew Bennett. On third down, Steven Jackson ran to the 1, setting up the doomed final
The Seahawks went ahead for the first time with 5:57 to play on Leonard Weaver's 4-yard run.
Matt Hassselbeck was 21-of-38 for 249 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Seahawks. Maurice Morris carried 16 times for 79 yards, and Deion Branch had five catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. Rookie Josh Wilson returned a first-quarter kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown.
Gus Frerotte was 20-of-32 for 161 yards and one interception, and threw a 15-yard first-quarter touchdown pass to Bruce. Steven Jackson carried 23 times for 90 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.