2. Can the young secondary hang with Seattle's receivers?
Speaking of the defensive side of the ball, the Rams are going to find out real quickly whether this young and inexperienced secondary can hang. The Seahawks boast a trio of highly-talented receivers, between veterans D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett and the rookie, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who is indeed going to play in this game.
How this unit plays in Week 1 could set the tone for the rest of the season. With such a young group, they could go into this game and get completely dominated, which would be a significantly deflating way to start the season.
A season ago, the Rams finished in the middle of the pack in terms of pass defense, giving up 226 yards per game through the air; and that was with Ramsey. Last year, the Rams gave up 367 passing yards to Smith, along with three touchdowns, in their first meeting. In the second one, Smith was more contained as he threw for 217 yards.
But, without Ramsey now and a questionable group in the defensive back field, Smith could have himself a field day against Los Angeles.