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Week Two: Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawk; Five Seahawks to Watch

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On to the next one.

The Los Angeles Rams play their first home game at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum against division rival Seattle Seahawks.

Just like last week, I bring to you five Seahawks players that can give the Rams issues on Sunday.

Five Seahawks to Watch

DE Cliff Avril

This selection is based off of the the man that will be lining up across from Avril – offensive tackle Greg Robinson.

The Rams’ left tackle performed... meh in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. He did not get his name called; that is a good thing for offensive lineman. Robinson did – however – get bull-rushed backwards on more than one occasion.

Avril is just another tough task for GRob. The 6’3 260-pound ninth year vet is not the same speed rusher off the edge he once was, but he can still get to the quarterback as good as anyone.

WR Doug Baldwin

The 49ers’ receivers did not test The Rams’ secondary much. Doug Baldwin will change that this week.

The former Stanford receiver recorded nine catches for 92 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against Miami. Not much, but definitely a few tiers above the Rams’ Week 1 opposition.

The sixth-year wideout is a tough, gritty possession receiver with a knack for making key plays. It would be wise to see the Rams’ top corner – Trumaine Johnson – shadow him all day long.

SS Kam Chancellor

The Rams have not shown they are able to stop opposing teams from loading up the box. The eighth man in the box – Kam Chancellor – will be able to eat all game long.

Kam is the perfect box safety. At 6’3 225-pounds, Chancellor has the size and physicality to be a force against the run.

To be able to take advantage of Kam’s presence in the box, the Rams have to spread the ball out more. That, however, is a whole different beast in its own right....

RB Christine Michael

The 49ers ran for 150 yards against the Rams. 106 of those yards came from running backs. The Seahawks’ backs can surpass that mark easily.

Fourth-year running back Christine Michael and second-year back Thomas Rawls are the tandem now heading Seattle’s rushing attack.

Michael is the more dangerous of the two backs. Rawls is the bruiser. Both can and most likely will gnaw away at the Rams’ defensive front.

QB Russell Wilson

Wilson is nursing an ankle injury heading into Week 2. All is cleared, though, and Ciara’s husband is on schedule to start on Sunday.

At 100-percent, Russell is a potent weapon on offense. He can light you up through the air or run right past you.

Given his bum ankle, do not expect to see Wilson run a whole bunch. He still is equally as dangerous passing the ball.