The Seattle Seahawks' 24-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams was not pretty by any means — the Seahawks managed just 148 yards through the air, and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson managed to mangle his team's first two drives with interceptions.
However, the Rams were unable to take advantage of Seattle's mistakes, because their offensive line has been blown apart by injuries. Seattle took full advantage, sacking Sam Bradford five times and forcing two fumbles.
That pressure came up in other ways, as it did when defensive tackle Brandon Mebane leaping to bat a Bradford pass, and defensive end Red Bryant — all 330-ish pounds of him — hustled to pick off that pass with 5:27 left in the game. Bryant got about five yards downfield before the Rams took him down.
"It was one of those things — tips and overthrows," Bryant said after the game. "I was in the right situation, [defensive coordinator] Gus [Bradley] made a call where I was dropping into coverage, and I was lucky enough to be around ...