Los Angeles at Seahawks
Herb Nightingale – The Rams are favored by seven in this game. Since 2014 the Rams have gone 5-3 against the Seahawks. They won twice in Seattle while the other three were in St. Louis when it was their home field, before returning to Los Angeles last year. The Seahawks beat the Rams last year in LA 16-10 in October but later on, in December the Rams returned the favor winning big 42-7.
This year the Rams are 4-0 averaging 35 points a game. The Seahawks are 2-2 averaging just over 21 points a game. With the loss of Earl Thomas on defense last Sunday and out for the season expect the defense not to be as good. For the Seahawks to have any chance to win they must run the ball successfully. In other words, keeping the ball out of the Rams hands as much as possible. My prediction is Rams 34 Seahawks 17.
Ed Stein – No one expects the Rams to go 16-0 this season. It’s the NFL, and as they say on any given Sunday any team can get beat. So why can’t the Seahawks win?
Realistically the Seahawks have a very slim chance of winning. The Rams are the best team in not only the division but the conference. Their uber talented offense is going to exploit Seattle’s injury-plagued defense. Conversely, its unlikely the Seahawks can stop the L.A.’s pass rush. I’ll go with the Los Angeles Rams in this one.
Schlasser – Does everyone remember that massacre in Week Fifteen of last year? Where the Rams walked into CenturyLink and turned it into a killing field? I’m expecting a lot more of that. If only Mychal Kendricks and his insider trading can undermine the Los Angeles machine. Rams win.
Sarah Maninger – Sarah takes the Rams, no surprise.
Matt Barry – I’m trying to find a way the Seahawks win this one, but I can’t. The Rams just score too many points and the loss of Earl Thomas will show. The Seahawks just aren’t explosive enough to hang with the Rams. This is a fairly easy one. Rams win and cover the 7.5 line. This team is loaded