'Hawks could bounce back in rematch

Jaws takes a look back at the first Rams-Seahawks game and analyzes what lessons can be learned from it.

Originally Published: November 12, 2004
By Ron Jaworski | ESPN Insider
Editor's Note: ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski opens up the film vault to analyze the matchup between NFC West division rivals St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks in advance of this weekend's game.

This week's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams should be a great one. These two teams played earlier this season in a hard fought game that the Seahawks dominated for three quarters before succumbing in overtime to the Rams' furious comeback.

It's still difficult to believe that a team as good as the 'Hawks could blow a 27-10 lead with just under six minutes to go, but the Rams played great football to win. Rams quarterback Marc Bulger threw two touchdowns within three minutes and they were able to force the overtime period.

In that game, the 'Hawks played excellent defense for the first three quarters before they were simply out executed by the Rams. In the fourth quarter, when the Rams made their move, the Rams simply made excellent throws and catches and were lucky to catch the 'Hawks offense napping.

Ron Jaworski

NFL analyst / writer
Ron Jaworski is one of the most popular and knowledgeable analysts covering the NFL today. Since joining ESPN in 1990, the former standout NFL quarterback has covered the league from virtually every angle -- sideline reporter, game-site reporter, host and both studio and game analyst. From 2007-11, Jaworski occupied one of the most coveted positions in sports as a Monday Night Football analyst.