Hi again Los Angeles Rams fans and welcome to this week’s game preview.
This week’s matchup see’s us at home against one of our rivals the Seahawks who currently sit second in our division with a 4-4 record but do have a game in hand. The Seahawks have had an up and down season so far but are firmly in the hunt for a wild-card spot.
Looking at their record just now is deceiving as the games that they have lost this season have been by no more than one score or less, also the plan this year is to establish more of a running game to complement Russell Wilson and the passing game and guys like Chris Carson HB look to be playing well. On the other side of the ball, the defence (while missing some big names from last year) has been playing very well and helping to keep them in games. Also just on a side note, I don’t know if you saw it but they did have a fun touchdown celebration dance in last weeks loss to the Chargers. Lol…Anyhoo onto this week’s game folks
Players to watch out for this week.
This week folks instead of doing another piece on the Russell Wilson’s and Bobby Wagner’s of this team, I’m going to do a bit on some of the under the radar players on the Seahawks.
Chris Carson HB
This guy is their leading rusher just now in a team that has been much more committed to running the ball this year. Carson is a powerful runner who will break tackles and get you the tough yards, although Carson has also been dealing with some injury issues and was a little banged up after the game with the Chargers last week, I still expect him to spearhead the running attack.
Tyler Lockett WR
Is having a good strong season so far and has been Russell Wilson’s favourite target this year. Lockett is not the biggest of receivers but can get separation with great speed and agility, also that speed makes him a real viable deep threat. At 24 he is in only his third season in the league but starting to stand out for the Seahawks.
Frank Clark LE
This former second-round pick for the Seahawks is having a very decent season getting after the quarterback. Clark has 7.5 sacks on the season so far and will keep our right tackle Rob Havenstein busy on Sunday. (Small fact, Havenstein and Clark were drafted in the same year, and both were drafted in the second round)
Bradley McDougald FS
For a team who has now lost both starting safeties from last year for the season, they seem to have found a player in five-year veteran McDougald who has stepped up since Earl Thomas was lost for the year to injury. McDougald has been up there on tackles for the season and seems to have a knack for being around the ball. He’s also starting to stand out in the secondary.
My final word on this game
The Seahawks can’t afford to lose many more games if they really want to challenge for a wild card spot this season. This is a big game for them on that front and could go a long way to making that a reality or a pipe dream. One problem they are having this season is the offensive line giving up some sacks and that’s not where you want to be with our Aaron Donald and company up next. I think with us being at home this week and pass rush being one of our defences strengths I just see us having too much for the Seahawks. Goff and our offence will take care of business and our defence will step up and get us back on the super bowl road! My score prediction is Rams to win 35- 24 ….. and that’s my two cents…