Seahawks upset again, Packers march on
By Simon Evans
(Reuters) - Defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks suffered a second straight defeat with a 28-26 loss at the St Louis Rams on Sunday while the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued their great form with a 38-17 win over Carolina.
The Washington Redskins benched quarterback Kirk Cousins during their game against the Tennessee Titans and the move paid off as they ran out 19-17 winners.
The Seahawks slump to 3-3 after their loss to an inventive Rams whose special teams delivered two outstanding 'fake' plays.
A six-yard touchdown from running back Tre Mason, who rushed for 85 yards in the game, and a five-yard pass from quarterback Austin Davis to Benny Cunningham gave the Rams a 14-3 lead.
But the game turned decisively in St Louis's direction when Stedman Bailey returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown as Seattle fell for a fake from Tavon Austin on the other side of the field.
The Seahawks rallied though with quarterback Russell Wilson running in a 19-yard touchdown in the third quarter and throwing two TD passes in the fourth either side of a Lance Kendricks reception in the end zone for St. Louis on a four-yard pass from Davis.
Looking to make the most of their final possession, with just a two-point deficit, the Seahawks were unable to get the ball back after a brave fake punt call from Rams coach Jeff Fisher.
Punter Johnny Hekker completed an 18-yard pass to Cunningham on fourth-and-three at the Rams 18 and the home side ran down the clock. Continued...