The Seattle Seahawks will face off with the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football in week eight and what should be one of the more one-sided matchups in this week of NFL action. Seattle is favored by double-digits over the Rams, a team that is so desperate for positive signs that they reached out to near-senior-citizen Brett Favre this week. All of this bodes well for the Seahawks.
Seattle has one obvious advantage in this game in their defense. They currently rank second against the pass defensively this season and sixth against the run. Their elite defense will almost undoubtedly serve them well as they face off against the still relatively unproven Zac Stacy at running back and Sam Bradford’s replacement at quarterback in Kellen Clemens.
However, another area where the Seahawks should be able to assert themselves against St. Louis is with their running game. The Rams are one of the worst teams in the NFL this season against the run, ranking 30th in the league as they allow 126.4 yards per game on the ground to their opponents.
As the Seahawks boast Marshawn Lynch as their starting running back, Robert Turbin and Christine Michael as their back up backs, and the ever elusive Russell Wilson at quarterback, they should be able to get more than their fair share of yardage on the ground. All four players are averaging over four yards per carry this season and have big play ability.
Though it would be nice to have a closely contested game on Monday night, this doesn’t seem to be the week that’s going to happen. The Seahawks clearly outmatch the Rams in this contest in a number of areas and their rushing ability is definitely one of them.
The Seahawks will have short week to prepare for the Buccaneers after playing on Monday night, but that shouldn’t be an issue. That game will be at home, to see that game live, get your Seahawks tickets here.