What they said: St. Louis Rams after beating the Seahawks 23-17
Here’s a look at what members of the St. Louis Rams had to say to the media after their 23-17 win over the Seahawks on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Head coach Jeff Fisher on the Rams’ defensive line: “They played hard. We got good pressure. (Seahawks quarterback Russell) Wilson is so good at getting out of the pocket. We got good pressure on him. We got him down a couple of times. You can see what he can do when he scrambles around and makes plays, like the last play of the game (an 18-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Jermaine Kearse on Seattle’s final offensive play). That last touchdown pass was just classic Russell Wilson. We had him bottled up, he got out, he found out we were playing zone, trying to shorten the game. He makes a great throw. That’s what he has been doing.”
Linebacker Akeem Ayers on why the Rams’ defense gives the Seahawks trouble: “We just really know them. We really study our opponents. We study for teams each week and we are always pretty prepared every time we play. Just having this team in our division, we really know this team inside and out. We really know what to expect from them.”
Defensive end William Hayes on the Rams’ first win in Seattle in 11 seasons: “It feels good. I haven’t won since I’ve been here. I have been here four years. The goal is to carry this stuff over into next year, this momentum, this success we’ve had.”
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson on finally winning at Seattle: “We’ve come up here the last three years, like you said, and come up short. We battled the guys for three quarters straight. I just feel like the last three years the fourth quarter we always slipped up and let them win. I’m glad we got the W.”
Defensive end Chris Long on Ayers’ fumble recovery for a touchdown: “It was the difference in the game. Mathematically it was the difference in the game. It ended up being a six-point game. It was huge. Opportunistic, that’s how we played defense today.”
Running back Todd Gurley on playing in a h