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Rams Slip Past Seahawks

The St. Louis Rams are still winning and they're making it even more exciting this season.

The Rams used a 41-yard pass from Kurt Warner to Torry Holt to set up a 27-yard field goal by Jeff Wilkins with 23 seconds left for a 37-34 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

The defending Super Bowl champs came back to beat Denver 41-36 on a touchdown in the final 2:58 Monday night.

St. Louis drove 61 yards in eight plays for its winning score. Warner's sideline completion to Holt came on third-and-17 from the 50 after a sack for a 7-yard loss.

The Seahawks lost in their home opener after getting shut out last week in Miami, but they put a scare into the Rams.

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  • Warner completed 35 of 47 passes for 386 yards and a touchdown, with one interception. Marshall Faulk, St. Louis' other major offensive weapon, ran 15 times for 68 yards and made nine catches for 85 yards.

    Jon Kitna, nearly benched by coach Mike Holmgren this week, was 20-for-31 for 245 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

    Seattle tied it at 34 on a 34-yard pass to rookie Darrell Jackson with 2:05 left. The drive was kept alive when officials ruled Kitna wasn't intercepted by Grant Wistrom at the Seattle 24 after examining replay.

    The Rams went ahead 34-27 when safety Devin Bush ran in a fumble with 5:12 left. Todd Collins sacked Kitna, causing the fumble, and Kevin Carter caught the ball in the air, running 2 yards before fumbling to Bush.

    Ricky Watters' 1-yard touchdown plunge with 7:40 to go tied the score at 27 after Warner passed 4 yards to Roland Williams for a TD, his 14th consecutive completion. That had put the Rams ahead 27-20.

    In the third quarter, the lead changed hands twice before Seahawks rookie Kris Heppner tied it at 20 with a 43-yard field goal.

    Seattle scored its first offensive touchdown of the season on Watters' 3-yard run on the opening drive of the second half. St. Louis came right back with a nine-play, 69-yard march as Warner picked apart the defense on 7-for-7 passing for 64 yards. Faulk scored on a 1-yard run.

    The Rams strung together a 12-play, 68-yard drive, with Warner going 7-for-10 for 56 yards, to take a 13-10 lead at halftime on fullback Robert Holcombe's 1-yard run. Warner gained 11 yards on a quarterback draw on third-and-1 from the Seattle 36.

    Wilkins kicked a pair of 48-yard field goals in the first half.

    Jay Bellamy stepped in front of rookie Trung Canidate, intercepted a pass by Warner and returned it 84 yards for Seattle's first touchdown of the season and a 10-3 lead in the second quarter.

    Heppner kicked his first NFL field goal, a 19-yarder on Seattle's first possession of the game.

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