Seahawks Spoil Linehan's HomecomingPosted: Updated:
SEATTLE, Wash - Sunnyside native Scott Linehan made his way back to the Pacific Northwest today, as the head coach of the St. Louis Rams. The Seahawks weren't great hosts, as Seattle defeated the Rams with another Josh Brown field goal, 24-22. By beating the Rams for the second time this season on a field goal by Brown, the NFC West-leading Seahawks improved their record to 6 and 3 for a two-game lead over St. Louis and San Francisco. It was Brown's fifth game-winning field goal since October 2nd, 2005. On October 15th at St. Louis, Brown kicked a 54-yard field goal on the final play to give the Seahawks a 30 to 28 win over the Rams. Brown may not have gotten his chance to be a hero again without Nate Burleson's first Seattle heroics. With the Seahawks stalled with just 10 total yards in two-plus quarters, Burleson ran a punt back 90 yards to give Seattle a 21 to 16 lead midway through the fourth quarter. The return was the second-longest punt return in Seattle history and the Seahawks' first punt return for a score in three years. Steven Jackson scored on a 14-yard touchdown run for a 22 to 21 lead for the Rams with 2½ minutes left. Seneca Wallace made his third NFL start at quarterback for the Seahawks for Matt Hasselbeck, who is recovering from a sprained knee. He had two touchdown passes in the first half ... to Darrell Jackson and Jerramy Stevens. The Seahawks are at San Francisco next Sunday at 1:05 p.m. to face the 49ers, who beat Detroit 19 to 13 today.