Seahawks’ defensive front presents major problem for Rams

Seahawks’ defensive front presents major problem for Rams

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 24: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers rushes against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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by Scott Bierman / FootballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 28 at 12:16 PM

ST. LOUIS (FootballStL) -- Hidden behind the debate of whether a last second heave ended with a touchdown catch or an interception was the Seahawks’ impressive eight sack performance in the first half against the Packers on Monday night.

“Well, we have had some pretty good halves over the years.  Never had a half where we got eight sacks,” Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said.  “Our guys, it was like a feeding frenzy there for a while.  We were lucky to keep it.  We needed every single one of them to stop them and we were fortunate to get out of there with a win.”

The Rams, in particular quarterback Sam Bradford, will hope that the Seahawks are full and the feeding frenzy is over when the teams meet this Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome.

“Obviously watching that you just realize how talented they are on defense, how good they are up front,” Bradford said.  “It just means that I have got to be able to get the ball out of my hands quick this week.  If something is not there, I can’t hold it.”

The inability to get the ball out quicker plagued the Rams in a 23-6 loss on Sunday to the Bears.  Bradford was sacked six times and completed only 18 of 35 passes for 152 yards.  Head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters at his Monday press conference that getting the ball out faster is always the case in each game, but he credits his third-year quarterback for trying to make plays.

The eight-sack first half performance Monday night marked the second highest total for a single half in NFL history.  The New York Giants recorded nine sacks against the Bears in 2010.

“I thought about starting (quarterback) Kellen Clemens, honestly, and you can go tell him that, too,” said Fisher jokingly.  “(Seattle) is such a hard place to play and it is so hard to hear.  It is not the first team that has had problems up there with the noise.”

“Not sure I like that idea.  I sat enough last year.  I didn’t really enjoy that.  Hopefully it doesn’t come to that,” Bradford said in response to Fisher.

Bradford, who will obviously start Sunday, may not want to sit out against the Seahawks although it may not be such a bad idea considering he has already been sacked 12 times through three games.

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