Shutting down the best offense
That’s not easy to do. Not only do the Seahawks lead the NFC West division, but they appear to have energized their offense to some next level of scoring. Right now, they average 34.1 points per game. That is three touchdowns per game more than the New York Jets right now.
Believe it or not, there is no reason to believe that their offense will encounter a slump this season. Quarterback Russell Wilson is on fire this year. And they are doing it behind a shaky offensive line without much of a running game. The true test will be how well they play against a very familiar and talented Rams defense. But to be safe, the Rams must plan to win in a shootout. They are that good.
Which QB bounces back?
Many NFL analysts have pointed to the unlikely event that the Seahawks Russell Wilson will not have two consecutive bad games. Much has been made about Wilson’s bounce-back against a very talented Rams defense. But no mention has been made about the LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff’s chances of bouncing back. I find that disappointing at best, disrespectful at worst.
Is it any less likely that Jared Goff will have a bounceback game against the defense that has not shut down any quarterback so far this season? I mean, let’s be honest. Even with fluctuations in his output (normal for any NFL QB), Rams QB Jared Goff is the 11th-ranked quarterback in terms of passing yards per game. He has been in a slump in terms of passing touchdowns, but solid performance against the Seahawks can catapult him back to among the league leaders. Here are five reasons why Goff gets his groove back this Sunday.