SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have become the first team to wrap up an NFC division title after taking advantage of the sputtering Los Angeles Rams.
Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns and the Seahawks allowed just a second-quarter field goal in a 24-3 rout of the Rams. Wilson hit Tyler Lockett for a 57-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory and Seattle’s third division title in four years. The quarterback completed 19 of his 26 passes for 229 yards, four days after he was picked off a career-high five times in a loss at Green Bay.
Lockett had seven receptions for 130 yards for the NFC West champions, who allowed just 183 total yards and improved to 9-4-1.
Seattle is 7-0 at home and just 2-4-1 on the road.
The 4-10 Rams lost for the ninth time in 10 games and finished Thursday’s setback without rookie quarterback Jared Goff, who was 13 of 25 for 135 before taking a hard hit near the goal line.
It was the Rams’ first game under interim coach John Fassel, who was promoted when Jeff Fisher was fired on Monday.
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