Can the Seahawks improve on their ugly win against the Miami Dolphins in week 2?
The Seattle Seahawks barely scraped by in their Week 1 win against the Miami Dolphins on a last minute drive. The Drive was sealed off with a game-winning touchdown from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin. The touchdown capped off a 12-10 win for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks shouldn’t face a very tough opponent in the Los Angeles Rams. Even with Russell Wilson coming off an ankle sprain and a non explosive Week 1 offense, Seattle shouldn’t face too many issues.
And Wilson appears to be healing up quickly:
The best thing that came out of the Week 1 victory was Seattle’s defense. I know, I know, this is no surprise, because the Seahawks still have one of the top defenses in the NFL. It just goes to show there was some good to take out of Seattle’s win against the luckless Dolphins.
Even with Wilson coming off an injury, he shouldn’t have much to worry about with the Rams defense. In Week 1, the Rams gave up 28 points to a questionable 49ers offense, so even with a Russell Wilson injury, the Hawks’ offense shouldn’t see too big of an obstacle.
On the defensive side of the ball, Seattle should be able to absolutely manhandle the Rams’ weak offense. To put their awful performance on Monday night into perspective, the 49ers finished 29th in the NFL during the 2015 season in total defense and the Rams couldn’t put up a single point. To make it even worse, the 49ers finished 27th in the NFL last year in passing yards, giving up an average 387 yards per game. They Rams only threw for a total of 130 yards against the 49ers in Week 1. So I don’t see the Seahawks having too big of an issue keeping Case Keenum under control. Especially since the Seahawks finished second in the NFL last year in passing defense.
On the rushing side of the game, Seattle shouldn’t have to big of an issue keeping Todd Gurley under control, either. Gurley ran for only 47 yards on 16 attempts against a defense that finished 29th in the NFL in 2015. Also don’t let me forget to mention the Seahawks were first in the league last year defensively in rushing yards per game.
Also it’s not like the 49ers made a ton of huge acquisitions during the off-season. They did pick up some guys on the defensive side of the ball, and those acquisitions made them a better defensive team overall. The thing is though they didn’t turn them from one of the worst defenses to one of the best.
Although the game is in Los Angeles and the Seahawks are only favored by -3.5, I see a much more lopsided outcome in the future. I think the Seahawks should be able to come out with a pretty healthy win. I’m not saying the game is going to be an absolute blowout, but I see the Seahawks not having any trouble getting by the Rams.
Final Prediction: Seahawks 17 vs Los Angeles Rams 7