Here are some noteworthy statistics and plays — plus our pick for player of the game — from the Seahawks' loss to the Rams on Sunday.

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Below are some noteworthy items from the Seahawks’ 23-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Times staff reporter Bob Condotta’s grades from the game are here, and Times staff reporter Jayson Jenks’ 3 observations from the game are here. And check out our Rams-Seahawks photo gallery from Times staff photographers Bettina Hansen, Dean Rutz, Lindsey Wasson and John Lok here.

Player of the game

Rams defensive end William Hayes seemingly was in the Seahawks’ backfield all game. He had three sacks, four tackles for a loss and six quarterback hits.


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Play of the game

Rams linebacker Akeem Ayers recovered a fumble by the Seahawks’ Will Tukuafu in the first quarter and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown. The score gave the Rams a 10-0 lead.

Quote of the day

“This was a day that you want to forget. We couldn’t get out of our own way from the start on. … We rarely look like this, so we’ll see if we can get it all squared away and fixed when we go to Arizona.” —Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

By the numbers

2004: The Rams won at CenturyLink Field and swept the Seahawks in the season series. Both previously happened in 2004.

13: The Rams hit Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson 13 times, including four sacks.

0: The Seahawks did not hit Rams quarterback Case Keenum.

10: Seahawks penalties Sunday, for 83 yards.