The Rams have a golden opportunity to seize an early season two game lead over arguably their biggest obstacle to an NFC West crown in 2017. I could write an entire article just on that, but let’s skip the pomp and circumstance.
Winning these matchups is how the Rams grab the NFC West by the balls.
Jimmy Graham vs Alec Ogletree / Mark Barron
It’s not a very big secret that Graham’s play has tapered off since leaving Drew Brees in New Orleans. But he’s still a threat and he is coming off of consecutive strong performances.
It’s also not a secret that the Rams defense isn’t very good right now. That’s especially accurate with Barron and Ogletree. They’ve struggled immensely and I fully expect Russell Wilson to exploit this matchup on Sunday.
Trumaine Johnson vs Doug Baldwin
Wilson will also be looking at his top WR frequently. Tru has struggled mightily so far in 2017 and faces another tough matchup on Sunday. Baldwin has been battling a groin injury, but appears to be on the mend as he was a full practice participant on Thursday.
Tru has lost his luster as a #1 CB this season. If he wants that big paycheck next season, he needs to turn this around.
Rams DL vs Seahawks OL
The Seahawks OL is among the worst in the NFL and the Rams employ a very formidable pair of studs on their DL. Expect Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers to give the Seahawks OL fits all afternoon.
I hope the LBs are up to the task of containing Wilson when these two flush him out of the pocket.