Seahawks Beat Rams 30-13 to Maintain NFL Playoff Chances at 6-7

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The Seattle Seahawks defeated the St. Louis Rams 30-13 to keep their slim National Football League playoff chances alive with a fourth win in five games.

Marshawn Lynch rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown as the Seahawks won last night’s matchup at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field between a pair of teams with losing records.

At 6-7, the Seahawks trail Detroit and Atlanta by two games in the race for the two wild card playoff spots in the National Football Conference. They’re also one game behind Dallas and Chicago with three weeks left in the regular season.

Seattle would likely have to win its remaining games against Chicago, San Francisco and Arizona, and have other wild card contenders lose multiple games to have a shot at making the playoffs.

Michael Robinson returned a blocked punt 17 yards for a touchdown, Tarvaris Jackson threw a 29-yard scoring pass to Doug Baldwin and Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals for the Seahawks, who started the season 2-6.

The Rams have lost four straight games and are now 2-11, tied with Minnesota for the NFL’s second-worst record.

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