Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawk Predictions

Omni (WSN)

Oct 6, 2021

Despite last week’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, bringing in Matthew Stafford has looked like a stroke of brilliance for the Rams.

Stafford is completing 68.1 percent of his passes, for 1,222 yards with 11 touchdowns compared to just two picks and he has created a crazy good connection with wide-out Cooper Kupp. As a result, the Rams have the No. 1 ranked offense per Football Outsiders DVOA. That does not bode well in Week 5 for a Seahawks defense that has allowed more yards than anyone else in the NFL through the first four weeks of the season. The Seahawks also rank 27th in pass defense DVOA, and it doesn’t help that star safety Jamal Adams will be banged up for this one. Now, the Seahawks will almost always be competitive with Russell Wilson under center, and actually rank third when it comes to pass offense DVOA, but this is another Seattle team with more flaws than just a porous defense. The offensive line is still a mess and Wilson has already been sacked 11 times this season. Aaron Donald and Leonard Floyd should make life difficult for Wilson, and Jalen Ramsey should be able to limit DK Metcalf. Seattle was also a little lucky to come away with the win against San Francisco last week. The 49ers actually outgained the Seahawks by 223 yards last week, but four turnovers did them in. This is a matchup of two great offenses, but it’s the Rams who have the better weapons on defense with which to neutralize the Seahawks’ best players. Donald will disrupt the Seattle offense just enough while L.A. will make more difference-making plays through the air. I like laying with the Rams at less than a field goal. 24-21