Twelve Penalties Later, the Rams Fall to the Seahawks

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It was a slow start, but eventually the Seahawks lived up to their billing, trouncing the St. Louis Rams by a score of 27-9.

With that the Seahawks' cap a 13-3 season, matching its previous record for wins in a season, claiming the NFC West championship and claiming the number one seed in the NFC. That seeding will guarantee the team a huge home field advantage throughout the play-offs, an advantage that was in effect on Sunday, as the Seahawks and their fans clearly frustrated their opponent.

For instance, Seattle's offense got a big boost in the third quarter of the game when Rams defensive tackle Kendall Langford capped a long series of unnecessary Ram's penalties by getting ejected for smacking an official in the head and knocking his hat off. That certainly didn't help the run defense, which soon after gave up a touchdown to Marshawn Lynch to bring the score up to 20-3.

Just for fun, let's take a look at that hat smackin' action one more time:

 
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