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Seattle takes a seven-game winning streak over the Rams to St. Louis for a Week 15 game that will again demonstrate how far these teams have fallen.
The last time the Rams defeated the Seahawks was also the last time the Rams won a playoff game. The date was Jan. 8, 2005. Qwest Field was the setting. Bobby Engram's inability to catch a fourth-down pass from Matt Hasselbeck in the final minute stands as the enduring memory from the Rams' 27-20 victory.
Almost four years seems like forever given how quickly things change in the NFL. When the teams met in that January 2005 playoff game:
The Seahawks had yet to hire Tim Ruskell as team president.
Mike Martz was the Rams' head coach.
Jerry Rice started at receiver for the Seahawks.
The only current starters for either team who started that game were Torry Holt, Marc Bulger and Pisa Tinoisamoa for the Rams, and Hasselbeck, Engram, Walter Jones, Rocky Bernard and Marcus Trufant for the Seahawks.
The teams combined for 809 total yards and 46 first downs
So, Rams and Seahawks fans: Are you better off than you were four years ago? It's a fun question but not necessarily a fair one. The Seahawks, though 2-11 this season, have won three division titles and enjoyed their finest season since that game.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Seattle takes a seven-game winning streak over the Rams to St. Louis for a Week 15 game that will again demonstrate how far these teams have fallen.