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Changing of the guard begins in NFC West with Rams' blowout win over Seahawks

Changing of the guard begins in NFC West with Rams' blowout win over Seahawks

There came a point Sunday when this showdown of NFC contenders was no longer Rams versus Seahawks.

It was Rams vs. Record Books.

“They beat us pretty good today,” quarterback Russell Wilson said after the 42-7 Rams victory. “They scored in every fashion you can imagine.”

Todd Gurley turned in a season’s worth of work in a single Sunday. Johnny Hekker punted twice, and not until the second half. The Rams led 40-0 before the home team finally put points on the board.

The defense sacked Wilson seven times, and that’s not counting an intentional-grounding call in...

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