3 predictions for Rams and Seahawks in Week 5

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Jared Goff
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Jared Goff /
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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Rams tandem of Jared Goff and Todd Gurley has been impressive through four games. For LA to win on Sunday, neither can afford a let down, giving much credence to just how long this Rams offense can keep up this elite level pace.

Many NFL watchers have asked that very question. Gurley running and catching the ball out of the backfield has raised eyebrows around the league.

Goff meanwhile, has been efficient, especially in not turning over the football and interpreting the Sean McVay offensive game plan.

The problem now, if you’d label it as such, is the Rams have set something of a baseline to what they do on offense. Through four games, LA has demonstrated an ability to score points, and lots of them.

They’ll be tested on Sunday. Seattle still has one of the best defenses in the league. Add the natural and inherent rivalry of two team who play each other awfully tough, and something is going to give.

The burden is on the Rams in Week 5.

Seattle has been at the top, and until LA or anyone else for that matter changes that, the NFC West is the Seahawks to lose.

Bottom line, it comes down to personnel, and Los Angeles and Seattle are solid now on BOTH sides of the football. A season ago, and two and three seasons ago, the Seahawks were better top to bottom, especially on offense.

Not so in 2017.

On Sunday, Seattle will see the best offenses they’ve seen this season.

If LA is going to prove the national media wrong, Goff, Gurley and company will need to show up.