At least, the Seattle Seahawks have 15 weeks to recover from this play call that failed to pan out.
The opener carried much greater meaning for the St. Louis Rams, who persevered after blowing the lead for a 34-31 overtime victory on Sunday. The Rams haven't had a winning season since 2003.
"Overcoming this type of adversity is big for us because it shows that we've matured as a team over time," said tight end Lance Kendricks, whose 37-yard touchdown catch tied it in the final minute of regulation. "A couple of years ago, I don't know if we would have won this game."
The Seahawks needed 1 yard from Marshawn Lynch to keep their drive going in...