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Seven Stats: Rams Edge Out the Seahawks 33-31 

The Rams played football away from the L.A. Coliseum for the first time in three weeks on Sunday, traveling to Seattle for their first divisional road test of the season against the Seahawks.

The Rams defeated the Seahawks 33-31 in a shootout, led by running back Todd Gurley, who added three touchdowns to his 2018 total. Gurley's Rams are now 5-0 for the first time since 2001.


Here are seven stats that stood out in Week 5 against the Seahawks:


Los Angeles sent out its third different kicker of the season on Sunday. The Rams signed recent journeyman kicker Cairo Santos earlier this week after waiving All-Pro kicker Greg Zuerlein's first replacement, Sam Ficken.

Santos was 100 percent on field goals in his debut as a Ram, hitting two attempts.

Santos did, however, miss an extra point following the Rams' fourth touchdown of the game, leaving the Seahawks up by a point early in the fourth quarter.

Santos redeemed himself on the following fourth quarter offensive possession, hitting what became a game-winning 39-yard field goal to put the Rams back in the lead, 33-31.


Defensive tackle Aaron Donald sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for the eighth time in his career late in the first quarter. 

Donald took Wilson down for a loss of seven yards on the first play of Seattle's third drive of the game.

Donald's sack puts him seventh on the Rams' all-time sack list with 42.0 career sacks. The defensive tackle surpassed Grant Wistrom (41q.5) in the Rams history books.

Donald has sacked Wilson more than any other quarterback (8.0).



L.A.'s hard-fought victory on Sunday means five-straight wins on the road for head coach Sean McVay, dating back to Week 13 of 2017.

The 2018 edition of the Rams is now the sixth team in the club's history to win five consecutive road games. The last team to win five in a row on the road was the 2001 Super Bowl runner-up Rams, who went a perfect 8-0 on the road.


Linebacker Cory Littleton once again showed off his special teams ability on Sunday against the Seahawks.

On Seahawks punter Michael Dickerson's first punt of the game, Littleton burst across the line of scrimmage and blocked his second punt of the season. Safety Marqui Christian easily watched the ball into his hands and returned the blocked punt to Seattle's 13 yardline.

Littleton now has two consecutive seasons with multiple blocked punts, and four blocked punts since the start of 2017, which is the most in the NFL in that time.


Quarterback Jared Goff once again moved the Rams offense down the field effectively in Week 5.

Goff finished his day in Seattle 23-of-32, good for a 71 percent completion percentage, with 321 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

Goff's 300-yard performance marks the first time he has thrown for 300-yards or better in fourth-consecutive weeks in his young career.



With both wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp leaving Sunday's game in the first half, head coach Sean McVay relied on running back Todd Gurley to put points on the board.

Gurley stayed busy against the Seahawks and "The 12th Man," carrying the ball 22 times for 77 yards and three rushing touchdowns. Goff found Gurley successfully in 5-of-6 targets through the air, for 36-yards.

Gurley's three touchdowns against the Seahawks marks the second time this season he has finished a game with three total touchdowns. The former Georgia Bulldog also tallied three touchdowns against the Cardinals in Week 2.

Gurley leads all Rams with nine touchdowns through five games in 2018.

7. SAFFOLD'S 100th

Finally, veteran left guard Rodger Saffold made his 100th career start on Sunday.

Saffold joins four other Rams who have started in over 100 NFL games, including fellow offensive linemen, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan.

Saffold and his O-line has done an excellent job of protecting Goff through four games, and this Sunday was no different. Goff only took on sack in Sunday's victory.

The starting left guard won in Seattle for the third time in the last four years on Sunday.

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