Seahawks Game Prediction: Can Seattle Win in LA?

Monday, 09 Oct, 2017

Including be their team's offense, too.

Some might say that "the Seahawks are the Seahawks and the Rams are the Rams" is a flawed premise, given how L.A. had beaten Seattle in four of their previous six meetings. His entire sideline of teammates exploded onto the field with roars, dances and high-fives. However, that doesn't much seem like it's going to be the case for this one in Week 5.

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson had an interception off a bobble by Gurley and a fumble recovery after defensive end Frank Clark stripped the ball from Jared Goff.

It was shaping up to be a disappointing day for the Seattle Seahawks' defense. The Seahawks will try to draw even in the division and reassert their status as the class of the NFC West when they visit the Rams on Sunday. The game is especially huge for the Seahawks.

A Rams victory would give the Los Angeles a two-game lead in the division in addition to a head-to-head victory over Seattle. The Rams scored just three points on those marches. He was the target one play later on a similar play/route, only this time the Seahawks were ready. Russell Wilson completed 21 of 26 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns against two interceptions, and ran for 38 yards and a touchdown in four carries.

At 3-2, the Rams will provide ammunition for those critics who had been waiting for LA to become "LA" again.

But Los Angeles' defense was not as decisive as Seattle's. Strong defensive performances have minimized the effects of the slow offensive starts, but the Seahawks offense is looking to hit the ground running from the start for the first time this season.

"What (the Seahawks) do defensively is tremendous", Goff said, "and they did a good job shutting us down offensively".

Thomas made enormous plays early and late. It was just Goff's second this season. The Seahawks took their first lead of the game, 13-10, on Walsh's 49-yard field goal in the third quarter. Only four games in, Gurley has seven total touchdowns this season, more than he had all of past year. He had been 76 for 81 in his career from under 40 yards before that miss. The Seahawks have to win the battle inside the trenches to stand a chance on Sunday.

With rookie Chris Carson now on injured reserve because of an ankle injury suffered last week that required surgery, it's now Rawls' opportunity to reclaim a spot he first earned two years ago as a rookie and has struggled to keep since.

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin's 4-yard touchdown catch with two minutes left in the second quarter pulled the Seahawks to within 10-7. Los Angeles have scored 142 points in the first four games which is incredible from a team that was struggling so much past year. Gurley appeared to reach the end zone, extending the ball over the pylon.

Todd Gurley has looked like the running back that we saw as a rookie.

Showcase the playground: In the likely event Donald and the Rams burst through Seattle's line, Wilson will have to escape, elude and make his improvisational plays to bail out the offense.