The Seahawks have fallen to 6-5 and want a victory in opposition to the Rams in Week 13 to maintain their playoff hopes alive. Effectively, they’ve obtained a present from the NFL gods with how injured the Rams are getting into the sport. However make no mistake, Los Angeles is at all times a harmful crew for Seattle.
Los Angeles might be with out Aaron Donald, Matthew Stafford, Allen Robinson and Cooper Kupp. However the Rams nonetheless have Jalen Ramsey, Bobby Wagner, and Leonard Floyd. Seattle isn’t going to easily stroll into the Rams stadium and win the sport by exhibiting up.
Actually, Seattle has a bunch of issues they should repair irrespective of who they’re enjoying. The Rams are 3-8 however the Seahawks have additionally misplaced to groups with shedding information within the final two video games Seattle has performed. The Buccaneers had been 4-5 after which defeated the Seahawks in Germany earlier than shedding to the lowly Browns.
In Week 12, Seattle misplaced to the Raiders who entered the sport 3-7 and never having overwhelmed a crew with a profitable document (and two of their wins had been in opposition to the Broncos). However the Raiders outplayed Seattle on the finish of the sport and gained in additional time 40-34. Are the Rams, even with a depleted roster, that a lot worse than the Raiders? No.
Three daring guesses for the Seahawks versus the Rams in Week 13
Daring guess 1: Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith will throw for 400 yards
There isn’t any motive to count on any quarterback to throw for 400 yards in opposition to the Rams, even when they don’t have Donald. The Rams are well-coached defensively and have high-end expertise throughout their protection. The difficulty that Los Angeles has had this 12 months is that they’re struggling to strain opposing QBs. Los Angeles is thirty first in strain proportion (14.7 %) and twenty fourth in sacks (22) and that’s with a wholesome Donald.
In fact, Seattle gave up 3 sacks to the Raiders and Geno gave the impression to be below fixed strain from a Las Vegas crew that had not pressured anybody. Geno will get hit a bunch in Week 13 however the recreation might be on his shoulders (or arm) to steer Seattle to a win. Los Angeles will cease Ken Walker from operating however that ought to depart Geno extra room to throw. In Week 13, Geno will recover from 400 yards passing and have his finest recreation of the 12 months.