The St. Louis Rams have had a roller coaster season and they continue it this Sunday afternoon at home against the division winning Seattle Seahawks who are 6-4 and have won their last 2, as have the Rams.
*Offense- Everything for the offense has been looking good on the injury front as Brett Romberg is expected to play, but I am still concerned with the inadequate play of Marc Bulger. He couldn’t even reach 200 yards passing last weekend against the Niners defense. The rest of the offense, including Steven Jackson needs to rally around Bulger for this game because he can be a premier quarterback in the NFL, and his contract says so. Jackson played well, just well enough to win. He, along with the rest of this offense can shine, and they need to on Sunday to have any chance. Jackson needs to run for over 100 yards and have a touchdown and Bulger needs to throw for at least 200 yards and two touchdowns. It really shouldn’t be hard against a Seattle pass defense ranked 22nd in the league. The Seahawks offense will be without Shaun Alexander for a third straight week and that will hurt them. But watch out for Maurice Morris. I like his style and I think that he could play a bigger factor in this game than we think if we don’t contain him early. Also, the Seattle passing game is dangerous. Matt Hasselbeck has an arsenal of receivers that he can throw to that include D.J. Hackett and Deion Branch.
*Defense- The Rams are 16th in pass defense in the league and they have to make the Seahawks a one dimensional team to have a chance. Mo Morris can’t run the ball the 30 times and have his team win, and Hasselbeck can’t throw it 40 times like he did on Monday night two weeks back. This Rams defense is one that has surprised many people because they come into the game thinking it will be a piece of cake and the play makers that we have like Pisa Tinoisamoa, O.J. Atogwe, and Fakhir Brown. The Seattle defense is good, let’s face it. Its one that we are going to have to get passed to win the game. They have play makers all over the field on defense that I believe Action can get by. I don’t have much else to say right now because I am very tired from all the food I ate yesterday and the fact that its 10:30 at night right now. So I am just going to get to my keys to the game:
- For the Rams, they need to have a good offensive day. Like I said, the offense needs to put up the points for the defense, basically.
- The Seahawks need to go into this game thinking realistically that they could lose.
Prediction: Rams 28 Seahawks 25