Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) with the ball as Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Thomas (22) defends in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

3 Keys And A Prediction: Rams Vs. Seahawks

The St. Louis Rams will play on the Monday Night stage without Sam Bradford and going against arguably the best team in the NFL, so how can the Rams pull off the upset?

1. Get the ball to Tavon Austin. 

Reverses, direct snaps, quick screens, it doesn’t matter. The Rams will have to lean on Tavon Austin to get this win. Austin Pettis, Brian Quick and Jared Cook will also be important but the Rams need Tavon Austin’s game changing ability to pull off the upset.

2. Have at least a +2 turnover margin

Turnovers are key to any upset but it will take more than 1 turnover to pull off the upset. The Rams must be +2 in the turnover margin if they want to win this game.

3. Get pressure on Russell Wilson. 

The Seahawks love to give the ball to Marshawn Lynch. I don’t blame them. He is a hell of a running back that has established himself as a star after a dismal start to his career in Buffalo. However, if you get pressure on Russell Wilson, something tells me he will get flustered and create the necessary turnovers to get the upset.


This might be the final Monday Night football game in St. Louis for who knows how long. With the uncertainty of the Rams’s future in St. Louis without a new stadium and Roger Goodell aiming to add teams to LA and London, this might be it. So can the Rams do it? Can they shock the NFL world and pull off maybe one of the biggest upsets in NFL history? I think so. The Seahawks do not perform well at the Edward Jones dome and the Rams will rally behind Kellen Clemens and win a close game.

Rams win 17-16

Looking to go to the game?  Make sure to grab Rams tickets now before they’re gone!

Follow Chris Flanagan On Twitter! and Follow Arch Authority On Twitter!

Contact Chris Flanagan at [email protected]

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Football Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

  • Gary S

    Hey Flanagan, you should probably move to Colorado or Washington State before you get busted for smoking Marijuana. It’s legal in both of these states and you MUST be high if you think the Rams are going to win this game!

    • Chris Flanagan

      Wasn’t high, just knew Seattle wasn’t the juggernaut people made them out to be.

  • FesterFoot43

    You can always count on the hometown “experts” to pick their team over a decidedly and catastrophically superior team.

    • Chris Flanagan

      So much for being a catastrophically superior team. LOL

  • jim

    This prediction is not based on any normal reasoning whatsoever, this is kind of non objective crap that turns off readers, please learn more about football before you write.

    • Chris Flanagan

      Well I was one yard away from my prediction being right of a 1 point Rams win. But yeah I guess being one yard off is not knowing anything about football. :rollseyes:

  • Angie Dickinson

    Oh come on!!

  • Pingback: I hate being from the STL tonight.