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Enemy Reaction 2019: Los Angeles Rams

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks ended their losing streak against the Los Angeles Rams in a 30-29 epic that will be remembered for years to come. Thursday Night Poopfest? Those days are over. We got to witness one of the most insane games of the NFL season, and the good guys came out on top on an emotional night at CenturyLink Field.

For the first time in Field Gulls history, this is a double Enemy Reaction week. I said the Arizona Cardinals game would be the appetizer... well the Rams game is the whole damn buffet.

Comments from Rams fans are courtesy of Turf Show Times.

Jaron Brown fumbles, Rams kick a field goal (3-0 LAR)

Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett make all the magic happen (7-6 SEA)

DK Metcalf burns the Rams defense for a 40-yard touchdown (14-6 SEA)

Todd Gurley fumbles, Seahawks recover (14-6 SEA)

The Russell Wilson to Will Dissly connection is special (14-6 SEA)

Pete Carroll goes for the field goal, Jason Myers misses wide right (14-6 SEA)

Jared Goff finds Cooper Kupp for a touchdown (14-13 SEA)

Todd Gurley gets into the end zone (on obvious delay of game), Rams retake the lead (20-14 LAR)

David Moore sidesteps Marcus Peters, scores the go-ahead touchdown (21-20 SEA)

Gerald Everett breaks many piss-poor tackles, setting up Todd Gurley touchdown (26-21 LAR)

Rashaad Penny makes 30-yard catch, Seahawks kick a field goal (26-24 LAR)

Brandin Cooks makes great catch, cries for OPI go answered but Rams kick another FG (29-24 LAR)

Clay Matthews flagged for roughing the passer (29-24 LAR)

Chris Carson bobbles, gathers in 4th and goal touchdown (30-29 SEA)

Tedric Thompson with the unbelievable pick! (30-29 SEA)

Worst 3rd and 2 play ever gives the Rams life (30-29 SEA)

Gerald Everett gets the Rams into field goal range (30-29 SEA)

Legatron for the win... NO GOOD! SEAHAWKS WIN! (30-29 SEA Final)

Bonus Reaction: Niners Nation

Post-Game: Too many passes from Jared Goff over the past two games (Dan Parzych, Ramblin Fan)

By completing 29 of 49 passes for 395 yards to go along with a touchdown and interception, Goff has now thrown the football a total of 117 passes over the last two games for the Rams, which is beyond frustrating for a quarterback already playing on a shorter week.

While Los Angeles has been sticking to their plan from the offseason in taking a different approach with Gurley so he doesn’t get overworked, and put his knee at risk to becoming worse, Goff can’t afford to continue participating in games with this many attempts.

Why did Malcolm Brown only receive one carry during Thursday’s loss? Better yet, why haven’t the Rams found a way to get rookie Darrell Henderson involved instead of only allowing the Memphis product to see one carry so far through five games?

Back in the summer when Los Angeles made their final roster cuts, the decision to only keep three running backs made it seem like Sean McVay had some sort of plan for a reliable rotation.

Instead, the Rams have been missing a proper balance on offense, and it’s resulted in Goff finishing with too many passing attempts over the last two games to a point where the concern should be there.

Post-Game: Missed field goal fitting for mistake-filled Rams performance (Steve Ribeiro, Rams Wire)

The Rams ended the game by missing a 44-yard field goal. It’s a kick that Greg Zuerlein almost always makes. It was the icing on the cake for a game marred by Rams mistakes.

The good news is that the Rams played much better this week than they did against Tampa Bay in Week 4. The bad news is that they still lost the game, and are currently in third place in a tough division. Worst of all, the loss could have easily been avoided if not for a handful of crucial mistakes.

Missed tackles were a major factor in Seattle’s offensive success. Chris Carson and Russell Wilson were bouncing off tacklers all game. It felt like anytime a Seattle runner took off he’d break a tackle or two. Pee-wee football coaches everywhere watching this game were losing their minds about tackling form and wrapping up.

There were dropped passes, including Gerald Everett’s that resulted in an interception. There were plenty of missed throws from Goff. There were missed blocks by the offensive lineman and a few crucial mental errors to boot. Clay Matthews was called for roughing the passer late in the game, albeit a very questionable roughing the passer call. Brian Allen forgot to snap the ball with 20 seconds remaining in the football game. Even Todd Gurley fumbled for the first time in roughly 20 games.

Clean up a few crucial mistakes and this game doesn’t comedown to a last-second field goal. The Rams should have walked out of Seattle with a fourth straight victory against the Seahawks. That only makes the loss tougher to swallow.

Video: Rams fans react to missed field goal

Aaaaaaaaaaand exhale.

Heal up, rest up, and prepare for the Cleveland Browns, whom ideally would do us a solid by beating the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. The Browns have an inconsistent but potent offense, and a dangerous defense with a ridiculously good pass rusher in Myles Garrett. This is one of those tricky 10 AM road games that the Seahawks will have to work quite hard to come out a winner. If they can do that, then we may be in for a truly special season.

Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks.