Just how good are the Seattle Seahawks?
They were balling and harassing Aaron Rogers all night with Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin obliterating the Packers offensive line, but their offense could not do jack for the majority of the game save a miraculous (and incorrect) game-winning Hail Mary.
Marshawn Lynch on the season has 305 yards and 1 TD, but he needs more help from quarterback Russell Wilson and his receivers.
Seattle still struggled to move the ball vertically which is something that may cost them against the Rams.
St. Louis has an underrated pair of corners in Janoris Jenkins and Corteland Finnegan, and they will be more than enough to slow down Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.
Tate and Rice are talented receivers, but they do not have breakaway ability against legit bump-and-run coverage like these two feisty Ram corners have shown thus far in the season.
Seattle has one of the better defenses in the NFL right now thanks to their ferocious and relentless pass rush, but there are so many unknown players that deserve a ton of love.
Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner are two stars that have been jumping out in games (not named Irvin, Clemons), but we thought the secondary would have issues.
Instead, they are absolutely locking up and taking names in the NFC West. Speaking of the NFC West, this might just be the best division in all of football.
Thanks to guy Wagner, Chancellor and Brandon Browner (Richard Sherman), the NFC West is shining brighter than ever before. The Seahawks and Cardinals are the top two teams in the NFL for points allowed, and the athletes they both possess is eye-popping these days.
The former college stars that have turned the corner into NFL studs really allows their offenses to take a deep breath.
Unfortunately both of these teams do not have the superstar talent in their running and passing offenses to maintain their Cinderella stories all season, but the talent is there on defense.
Russell Wilson is growing and maturing into a potential stud, but the Rams will prove that Seattle was more than lucky to defeat the Packers last Monday. Give me the Rams in a close matchup, but it could be in ugly fashion.
Network: FOX (707)
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Seahawks by 2.5
Danny V’s Pick: Rams 23, Seahawks 20