ST. LOUIS – Sam Bradford left the field a winner again. And, the St. Louis Rams have their first two-game winning streak in two years.
Another big game from the unflappable No. 1 pick, a milestone day from gutty Steven Jackson and, perhaps most of all, a stout defense helped the Rams win consecutive games for the first time in two seasons by beating the Seattle Seahawks 20-3 on Sunday.
Bradford completed 23 of 41 passes with one interception as the Rams (2-2) ended a 10-game losing streak against Seattle and topped their win total from last year. St. Louis also won consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 5 and 6 of 2008 under interim head coach Jim Haslett.
The Rams sacked Matt Hasselbeck four times, had one interception and forced a fumble. St. Louis' special teams bottled up returner Leon Washington, who had two touchdown returns last week.
Jackson, who passed Marshall Faulk for No. 2 on the Rams' rushing list, was questionable with a groin injury that sidelined him for the second half of last week's win. Jackson had 70 yards on 22 carries and three catches for 54 yards, including a 49-yarder before Kenneth Darby scored on a 21-yard screen pass.
Bradford was 23 for 41 for a season-best 289 with two touchdowns an interception to complement Jackson, who was sidelined for the second half last week when St. Louis halted a 14-game home losing streak. Jackson has 6,991 yards in seven seasons with the Rams and trails only Eric Dickerson, who had 7,245 yards from 1983-87.
The Seahawks peaked with a 14-play drive in the first half that stalled, leaving them with only a chip-shot field goal by Olindo Mare. The Rams foiled a fake 51-yard attempt near the end of the half when Darby ran down holder Jon Ryan on a would-be roll-out pass to John Carlson.
Seattle averaged 29 points during its 10-game streak over the Rams dating to 2005, but is 3-18 in its last 21 road games. Two of the victories came in St. Louis.
The Seahawks scored their fewest points since a 44-6 loss Oct. 5, 2008, at the New York Giants.
The Rams led 10-3 at the half, but missed a couple of chances in the second quarter that would have made it a much wider gap.
Brandon Fletcher's interception return to the 3 was wasted on Earl Thomas' end zone pick for Seattle, an errant throw that had a dismayed Bradford holding his helmet with both hands on his way to the sideline.
Notes: Rams CB Kevin Dockery injured his right hamstring in the third quarter after sustaining facial lacerations on the Seahawks' foiled fake field goal in the half. ... Seahawks LB Dexter Davis (hamstring) was sidelined in the second half. ... The Rams last held an opponent to single-figure scoring in a 9-7 loss at Washington in Week 2 last season. ... Seattle scored at least 23 points in all 10 of the victories in its streak against St. Louis.