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Wyman: How Wagner, Seahawks stuffed Rams on fourth down

The Seahawks bounced back Thursday night from their worst defensive performance of the year, holding Los Angeles to only 183 yards of offense and a field goal in their 24-3 win. Maybe the biggest play of all came late in the first quarter, when Seattle thwarted one of the Rams’ better scoring opportunities with a stop on fourth-and-1 from the Seahawks’ 7-yard line.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner got there first, several teammates followed and the Seahawks ultimately ended up with a turnover on downs when officials reviewed the play and determined that running back Todd Gurley was stopped short. You can watch again it here.

“I thought it was a great play,” coach Pete Carroll told “Brock and Salk” when asked about Wagner’s stop. “The thing I like about it is, on film, seeing the rest of the guys support the hit. It was a great stop, just a great stop and it was legit.”

In the video above, Dave Wyman explains what Wagner and two other Seahawks defenders did to stop Gurley short.

Here are Wyman’s earlier videos:

Why K.J. Wright is the Seahawks’ ‘screen master’
Breaking down one play from K.J. Wright’s best play
Cover three the intimidation factor of Earl Thomas
Leverage, spill and how the Seahawks lost contain vs. New England

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Brady Henderson

Brady Henderson is the editor in chief of and also assists in the website's Seahawks coverage. Brady joined in 2010 after covering high school sports for The Seattle Times. A Seattle native, he attended O'Dea High School and has a degree in journalism from Western Washington University. Follow Brady: @BradyHenderson


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