NFL Week Four Match Up: Seahawks at Rams

NFL Week Four Match Up: Seahawks at Rams

NFL Week Four Match Up: Seahawks at Rams

They didn't last season either when they completely underestimated the public reaction to wearing St. Louis colors. Even if the Rams continue playing at a high level, the Seahawks will likely make the playoffs.

This game is a bit confusing for the broadcasting schedule for the Week 5 slate, as the action here will actually be featured on CBS, rather than the usual FOX broadcast that National Football League fans are used to for watching NFC matchups on Sundays.

The Seahawks promoted DE Branden Jackson, an undrafted free agent from Texas Tech who played with the Raiders in 2016, from their practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's game in Los Angeles against the NFC-West leading Rams.

Offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur called the upcoming game against the Seahawks "a great measuring stick for our offense and a big-time challenge". Expect this game to be somewhere between that one and the Seahawks' 24-3 home win last December.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks enter this matchup at 2-2 and having had their share of struggles.

Seattle are the heavy favorites to win the division this year but some early slip-ups have given Los Angeles a real fighting chance.

With running back Chris Carson on injured-reserve, and C.J. Prosise nursing an ankle injury, the depth of Seattle's backfield will be tested. The Rams (3-1) look nothing like last year's team that was built around a running game stuck in the mud and a defense that bent and broke.

On the ensuing drive, Austin fumbled his second punt of the game, this time giving it away to the Seahawks.

Seattle will return from the bye week with a game in NY against the Giants on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1:25 p.m.

Jefferson's injury comes at a bad time for the Seattle Seahawks. Not only that, but the Rams defensive line has tended to manhandle Seattle up front. Seattle DE Cliff Avril will miss game after injuring spine, neck while making diving tackle.

"We've seen the Rams and they have been explosive on offense and has really controlled the ball", Carroll said. "But right now, we don't". Thomas Rawls was a healthy scratch, but should suit up Sunday to try and help Seattle get a running game going. And when teams can take advantage of that, Russell Wilson and the offense as a whole sputter as a result. The last time the Rams hosted the division-rival Seahawks, on September 18 last year, more than 90,000 fans stuffed themselves into Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to watch the Rams capture their first L.A. victory in more than 20 years. The Cardinals had an unbelievable season in 2015, but that didn't stop the Seahawks from making the playoffs as a Wild Card team and winning their first playoff game on the road.

Now in the fourth quarter, the Rams and Seahawks traded punts before L.A. committed its fourth giveaway. It is expected that things will be much of the same when they face each other Sunday afternoon.

The Rams have surprisingly jumped to the fifth ranked passing attack.

Will the Seahawks pull off a small upset versus the Rams when the NFC West rivals clash at 4:05PM ET on Sunday? It wasn't a particularly hard punt to field, either, which makes it even more surprising.

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