The Seattle Seahawks eased to a comfortable 30-13 win over the St Louis Rams in the NFL on Monday.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 115 yards and a touchdown as the Seahawks moved into second in the National Football Conference’s West division and kept their slim playoff chances alive.
The Rams struggled throughout the encounter, and slipped to the bottom of NFC West after their 11th loss in 13 games this season.
It was the Seahawks’ seventh consecutive victory over the Rams at CenturyLink Field, and their 13th win in the last 14 matches between the teams.
The Seahawks scored 10 points in the first quarter, including Michael Robinson’s touchdown after rookie Doug Baldwin blocked a Donnie Jones punt.
Baldwin caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (21 of 32 for 224 yards) in the third quarter as the Seahawks opened up a 20-6 lead.
Lynch, who topped 100 yards rushing for the fifth time in the last six games, added the finishing touches in the final quarter when he scored for a franchise record-equalling ninth consecutive game.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (12 of 29 for 193 yards) started despite an ankle injury, but he failed to impress after barely practicing in the lead-up to the game.