The Rams are coming off their bye and heading straight into what may be their toughest matchup against the 6-2 Seahawks. A win against Seattle would help vault the Rams over into second place behind the Cardinals, barring they win their matchup in Week 10. If Rams win and Arizona loses, the Rams would be in sole possession of first place in the NFC West.
CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco picked his winner for this week’s slate and he’s got the Rams winning 31-26 over the Seahawks thanks in part to a historically bad defense on the part of Seattle. The Rams should be able to take advantage of that unit while L.A.’s defense does enough to limit explosive playmakers in D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
“The Rams are coming off the bye, while the Seahawks are playing a second straight road game,” says Prisco. “That’s a challenge, but even more so because the Seattle defense is so bad. This will be a game where Jared Goff and the Rams get back on track offensively and the Rams do just enough to slow down Russell Wilson.”
The ‘Hawks don’t look nearly as intimidating as they did when the Rams went into their bye, so it’s no surprise that many aren’t as sold on their dominance anymore going into a divisional matchup.
And now for today’s links.
Check out the latest comments from the podium with Sean McVay and players (TheRams.com)
Stu Jackson highlights notable Rams-Seahawks games over the years (TheRams.com)
Wednesday’s Rams injury report for Week 10 (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter discusses just how Jalen Ramsey makes opposing WRs disappear (Ramblin’ Fan)
John Keim highlights the fight back to the field for Alex Smith (ESPN)
2020 MVP Lamar Jackson says defenses are calling out their offensive plays before they happen (ESPN)
NFL Agents discuss five players who aren’t helping themselves in contract years (CBS Sports)
Pete Prisco picks games from the Week 10 slate (CBS Sports)
Kyler Murray is halfway to being the first QB to throw for 4,000+ and rushing for 1,000+ in a season (Pro Football Talk)
The Ravens had another player test positive for the coronavirus (Bleacher Report)