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                    === Wilson leads Seahawks past Rams ===
 
 Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Russell Wilson added to his case for NFL Rookie
 of  the  Year, completing 15-of-19 passes  for 250 yards and a touchdown while
 also  rushing  for the  game-winning score  to lift the  Seattle Seahawks to a
 20-13 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
 
 Wilson's  touchdown  pass tied  Peyton  Manning's  rookie record  for  passing
 touchdowns in a season with 26.
 
 Marshawn  Lynch  carried the ball  18 times for  100 yards, Golden Tate caught
 three  passes for 105 yards and Michael Robinson hauled in three passes for 33
 yards and score for the Seahawks (11-5), who locked up the NFC's fifth seed in
 the  upcoming  playoffs. Seattle  will visit the  NFC East champion Washington
 Redskins in the Wild Card round on Sunday.
 
 "To  go  into the  playoffs with a  game like  that when it  comes down to the
 fourth  quarter, the  last drive  of  the game  and finish  like that,  that's
 great,"  Wilson said. "I wouldn't call it a wakeup call, I think we were ready
 to play, but I think it was great for us going into the playoffs."
 
 The Seahawks won 11 games for the first time since going 13-3 in 2005.
 
 Sam  Bradford was  25-for-42  passing for  252 yards,  one  touchdown and  one
 interception for the Rams (7-8-1), who haven't made the playoffs since 2004.
 
 "I  don't think many people thought this game would be close, except us," Rams
 coach  Jeff  Fisher said. "I'm  very, very  proud of the professional approach
 that the guys took."
 
 With the game tied at 13-13 and 5:11 left, Wilson guided the Seahawks 90 yards
 down the field in 10 plays, capped off with his 1-yard touchdown rush. Earlier
 in the drive, Wilson connected with Tate down the right sideline for a 44-yard
 gain, and three plays later scampered 15 yards down to the Rams' 4.
 
 Lynch  took  the handoff around the  left end, and looked  as if he got to the
 pylon  before going  out of bounds, but  an official review showed that he had
 stepped out of bounds before reaching the goal line.
 
 Wilson  scrambled  to his left on  the next play  and ran across the goal line
 untouched.
 
 The  Rams  took over with  1:39 remaining  at their own  20 and a 25-yard pass
 interference  call put  the ball on the  St. Louis 45. A 15-yard completion to
 Lance Kendricks then moved the Rams into Seattle territory.
 
 Faced  with a 4th-and-5 and just under a minute left, Bradford ran to his left
 and  picked up the  first down, but four plays later the former Heisman Trophy
 winner  threw an  interception  to Richard  Sherman, who  won  his appeal  for
 violating the NFL's PED rules earlier in the week.
 
 Steven Hauschka's 43-yard field goal put Seattle up 3-0 early in the second.
 
 The  Rams  responded with  an eight-play, 76-yard  touchdown drive, capped off
 with  Bradford's 2-yard  pass to Austin Pettis. The pass was tipped but Pettis
 made a diving catch in the end zone to give St. Louis a 7-3 lead.
 
 Hauschka  booted  a 49-yarder early in  the third quarter to pull the Seahawks
 within  7-6, but Greg Zuerlein's 39-yarder five minutes later pushed the Rams'
 spread to 10-6.
 
 Seattle  countered  with  a  10-yard  Wilson touchdown  pass  to  Robinson  to
 take a 13-10 lead.
 
 The Seahawks then attempted an onside kick, but Kam Chancellor caught the ball
 before allowing it to travel 10 yards and the Rams took over at their own 41.
 
 St.  Louis drove down  to the Seattle 4-yard line, but a delay of game penalty
 pushed  them  back to the 9.  Jackson was able to  pick up seven yards on 3rd-
 and-9,  but it wasn't  enough and the Rams were forced to settle for a 25-yard
 Zuerlein field goal to tie the game at 13-13.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Seattle  finished  8-0 at CenturyLink  Field this  season ... Lynch rushed for
 100-or-more yards in four straight games on two separate occasions this season
 and hit the century mark 10 times en route to 1,490 yards ... The Rams haven't
 finished above .500 since 2003.
 
 
 12/31 01:10:31 ET

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