Rams VS Seahawks Prediction
- Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks (Sea -2.5)
Both teams are coming off tough losses to championship caliber teams. This game is very important. the Seahawks are 1 game back in the NFC west to the Rams and this game could very well determine the division champ at the end of the season. For the first time in my blazing 5 picks I am going to take weather as a factor. This game is in Seattle with typical Seattle Weather. According to Accuweather, its predicted to be below 50 degrees, cold and rainy. Although the Rams wont have to travel that far from from LA, there is a big difference in weather. If you know a little bit about LA, you know its sunny almost all year round with little to no rain. Not only is Seattle one of the best home field advantages in the league due to the noise, the weather will add a bit of a factor in this game.
Going into this game, the Seahawks will be still without key defensive players in Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman. Even with them, the Seahawks defense hasnt been the same the same "Legion of Boom" Defense we know. They currently rank 13th in total defense, 8th in rushing defense and 16th in passing defense. So what part of this defense can be exploited the most by the Rams? The passing. Jared Goff and the Rams come into this game ranking 8th in passing. So pretty good. Not to mention the Rams top WR Robert Woods is coming back this Sunday. But how good will they be against the Weather in Seattle? You can bet the noise and weather will be the factor. Jared goff and this offense could very well struggle in this game. The Rams will need RB Todd Gurley to carry them this game. But weather or no weather, Seattle or no Seattle. The Seahawks are good enough to matchup well against Todd Gurley. I expect the Rams to struggle on offense to get anything going.
Now how does the Seahawks offense match up with the Rams defense? The Seahawks do not have a running game. And have an average receiving core and offensive line. Russel Wilson has carried this team all year, dont expect the Wilson game plan to deter. Wilson has been a huge factor for the offense all year, better yet he is the only factor for this offense. The Rams defense currently ranks 18th in total defense so Wilson could easily carry this team again. Last time these two teams played eachother, The Seahawks took the win but the Rams out gained them in yards. but turned the ball over 5 times.
This game will be competitive but I give the edge to Seattle due to home field advantage, and the Seahawks beat the Eagles 2 weeks ago just before the Eagles went to LA and beat the Rams.
- Prediction: Seahawks 24 - Rams 16
December 14, 2017