The Seattle Seahawks faced the St. Louis Rams for Monday night Football in a big conference match up.
The Seattle Seahawks (7-1) defeated the St. Louis Rams (3-5) Monday night in a low-scoring defensive game, 14-9. At the end of the first half Seahawks WR Sidney Rice was taken out of the game for an injury. On Tuesday the Seahawks announced RIce will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
Rice was third on the team with 15 catches, 231 yards, and three touchdowns (which he was tied in the lead for). Since entering the NFL in 2007, Rice has 243 receptions for 3,592 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Rice is in the final year of his contract with the Seattle Seahawks and without him the offense is going to be facing even bigger challenges throughout the year. After Rice was taken out of the game in the first half, the Seattle offense was hardly moving the ball up field. The Seahawks finished the game with a season low of 135 total yards.
With Rice out, it makes the return of Percy Harvin even more important for the Seahawk offense. Fans were wondering which spot Harvin would take, but now it’s clear that Harvin will most likely take Rice’s spot on the field.
The leading NFC Seattle Seahawks host the undefeated in defeats Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.