The Seattle Seahawks have been the measuring stick in the NFC West. They’ve won a Super Bowl, lost another, and have been in the mix every year when a championship is being discussed.
They’ve been the best in the West for a good while.
That’s coming to an end, and sooner than they may be willing to realize.
It happens football fans. It’s ebb and flow, except in Cleveland who is perennially bad.
The Niners have been at the top, and the Cardinals not so long ago either.
The Rams haven’t been in the discussion, even though they’ve had success against the Seahawks.
Sometimes teams just match up that way, and Seattle and the Rams kind of do. Sunday will be another example of two teams who have good defenses and good offenses, relatively speaking.
But if history is an indication, it should be close.
The Seahawks know what’s happening in Los Angeles, and they won’t go gently into the setting SoCal sun.
I like the Rams defense to keep it close, and so long as the offense doesn’t make the dumb mistakes, which they’ve avoided in 2017, look for special teams to provide a close margin of victory for LA.
This is the week the Rams shut the critics down. A close game win is something they’ve done already this season.
They’ll do it again this week.
Los Angeles Rams 19