Jared Goff was busy in conversation with referee Clete Blakeman about a previous play.
"He (Rams coach Sean McVay) can do whatever he wants, " Carroll said.
"That offense has (guts) and we're riding behind them", defensive end Michael Brockers said.
Still, close won't matter in the standings, which now show the Rams at 5-0 and Seattle at 2-3 and all but out of it in the NFC West before the second week of October.
Needing just a field goal to take the lead, the Seahawks were already in range for Sebastian Janikowski. Seattle ran the ball 32 times for an average gain of 5.9 yards per play.
Seattle went nowhere on the next two plays - a Wilson pass on second down that was batted down by Cory Littleton (who played at Washington), and then an incompletion thrown by Wilson under heavy pressure, again from Littleton.
After Seattle's punt, the Rams got two first downs.
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"That was hard. We're there".
Had the Rams punted without a timeout being called, Seattle might have had a minute left and 80 to 90 yards or so to go for a touchdown, or 50 to 60 yards to go for a field goal. "We hit the big play to Tyler (Lockett) and we're in field goal range and we're going to knock it in".
"It was all riding on that one play and we got a really, really good jump on them up front", Goff said. They were down two of their top offensive stars after Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp suffered concussions. Los Angeles turned to the likes of Josh Reynolds, Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett to make up for the absences.
"That's what we call a unit", receiver Robert Woods said. He caught six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks and has 30 catches for 438 yards and five touchdowns this season. "You know who we are. That's what we did today", Gurley said.
Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to their second straight win last week with a three-point victory over the winless Cardinals.
Seattle got to the 32 thanks to a 44-yard pass from Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett, typifying a day when the Seahawks used a punishing running game and big plays through the air to go toe-for-toe with a Rams' offense that entered the game on a pace to set an National Football League record for yards in a season. Both times, Rams cornerback Marcus Peters was beaten, and the Seahawks got the big plays needed to hang with the Rams. A few more yards, milk some time off the clock and Seattle would have had a chance at a field goal to knock off the Los Angeles Rams. Cooks was hit by Tedric Thompson as he came across the field. He jogged off the field on his own but was ruled out early in the second half. But he also whiffed on a trio of plays, including Woods on a 31-yard slant route, Kupp on his TD reception and Woods on a 56-yard fly sweep late in the third quarter.
But the Seahawks' depleted, changed defense ultimately could not stop the Los Angeles Rams' soaring offense when it had to. Ball control will be key to a Seahawks upset on Sunday but given the lack of trust Schottenheimer has shown in this offense, I doubt the necessary resolve will be present when Seattle has the ball.