The Seattle Seahawks division-leading Los Angeles on Sunday. Emerald City Swagger has all you need to know for today’s game.
It’s an NFL Sunday. Emerald City Swagger presents, what you need to know in order to enjoy the Seattle Seahawks game against Los Angeles today. Whether you are going to see the game live, or staying at home and watching on television we have you covered.
Who: Seattle Seahawks (2-2) at Los Angeles (4-0)
Where: CenturyLink Field – Seattle, Washington
When: 1:25 p.m. PDT
Line: Seattle Seahawks +7.5, Over/Under 50 (Odds Shark)
Interesting Trends: The Seahawks are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games.
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The Los Angeles Rams won a shootout last week at home against Minnesota, 38-31. By halftime, the teams scored 48 combined points. It was one of the more entertaining games of the season.
Aaron Donald was a thorn in the Minnesota offense’s side all game. The all-pro DT sacked Kirk Cousins twice, hit him four more times and had three other tackles for loss. L.A.’s other defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh also had a sack and two QB hits. It was a good game for the interior defensive line.
L.A.’s offense had a throwback game to the days of Kurt Warner and the “Greatest Show on Turf.” Current Rams signal caller Jared Goff threw for 465 yards and five touchdowns. Three different wideouts, Coope, Cupp, Brandin Cooks, and Robert Woods all had at least 100 yards and a TD reception. Running back Todd Gurley was a dual threat. He ran for 83 yards on 17 carries and added four receptions for 73 yards and a score.
In a game that was closer than anyone expected, the Seahawks pulled out a last-second 20-17 win at Arizona. There were five lead changes and Cards rookie quarterback Josh Rosen showed remarkable poise in his first start.
Seahawks running back Mike Davis, a replacement for late scratch Chris Carson, ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns on a good Arizona defense. On a few plays, QB Russell Wilson did a nice job of lead blocking for Davis. 2018 first round draft choice Rashaad Penny had his best game of the season carrying the rock nine times for 49 yards. Wilson didn’t throw much again last week, completing 19 of 26 for 172 yards.
The defense was nothing special for the Hawks in Arizona, but not horrible either. They allowed 263 total yards. Their problem was that Arizona converted five of 12 third down opportunities. It seemed as though every time the Cardinals dug themselves a hole, Seattle let them climb out of it.
It’s a big game for the Seahawks today. A win puts them one game out of first place in the NFC West, with the tie-breaker in hand. It’s a nice thought, but so much harder to do than write. The Rams are the best team in the conference and maybe the entire league. They have so many weapons on both sides of the ball.
Seattle has had a 100 yard back in each of the last two weeks. To have a chance today, they need to continue their ground and pound attack. Not easy with Donald and Suh clogging the middle for L.A. On defense, the Seahawks have to keep Gurley from bouncing outside for long runs and find a way to get to Goff.
Check back with us Monday for our takeaways from the game.