Seahawks make stand on goal line to hold off Rams

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ST. LOUIS — Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to Golden Tate, and the Seattle Seahawks made a dramatic goal-line stand in the final minute to beat the St. Louis Rams 14-9 on Monday night.

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Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson looks for a receiver against St. Louis.  TOM GANNAM/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson looks for a receiver against St. Louis.

The Seahawks (7-1), riding the best start in franchise history, were forced to punt with just over 5 minutes left in the game, but they managed to pin St. Louis at its own 3-yard line.

Backup quarterback Kellen Clemens, filling in for the injured Sam Bradford, marched the Rams (3-5) to the Seattle 1, but Daryl Richardson was stuffed on third down and Clemens threw incomplete on fourth down as time expired.

TEXANS: Case Keenum will start at quarterback in place of a healthy Matt Schaub when Houston plays host to division foe Indianapolis on Sunday night.

Coach Gary Kubiak announced the decision Monday and said he had decided before the bye weekend to give Keenum a second consecutive start.

REDSKINS: Robert Griffin III should be able to practice this week despite hurting his left knee in this week’s loss.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Griffin’s knee is “a little bit sore.” Shanahan said he expects the QB to be practicing Wednes­day when they begin on-field preparations for San Diego.

RAIDERS: Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver could be facing a fine for an obscene gesture directed at the officials.

Tarver was caught on television after a flag was thrown on cornerback Mike Jenkins for a hit to the head of Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell in Sunday’s 21-18 win.

The NFL said Monday a decision on any fine would be announced Friday.

BRONCOS: Linebacker Von Miller has agreed to perform 24 hours of community service and take a driving course before Jan. 23, at which time his lawyer will enter guilty pleas for minor traffic violations.

BROWNS: Speedy return specialist Travis Benjamin, one of Cleveland’s top playmakers and one of the NFL’s best punt returners, tore his anterior cruciate knee ligament in Sunday’s loss at Kansas City and will miss the remainder of the season.

LIONS: Wide receiver Ryan Broyles ruptured an Achilles tendon Sunday and will have surgery today.


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