Staff Predictions for St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks


The St. Louis Rams play the second game of their NFC West divisional schedule on Sunday, facing off against the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. The Rams will be looking for their first victory against Seattle since September 30 of 2012, when they took advantage of a rookie Russell Wilson and came away with a 19-13 win.

As is the weekly tradition, our Arch Authority staff assembled once again to take a stab at predicting the game’s outcome.

Patrick Karraker, Editor: “The Rams’ effort on Monday against the 49ers wasn’t particularly encouraging, and with one less day to prepare for an angry Seahawks squad, the outlook doesn’t seem too promising for the Rams on Sunday. The possible return of Trumaine Johnson could give a significant boost to the Rams’ struggling secondary, but it’s still very difficult to see a scenario in which the Rams are able to be crisp enough to upset Seattle.” Seahawks 24, Rams 13

Scott Criscione, Staff Writer: Seattle isn’t happy that it lost to the Cowboys, and they are back to being serious again. The Rams will compete for either the first half or the second, but not both. Thus, a 30-17 game is what I predict, as well as Richard Sherman being exposed yet again for a few big plays. He will then get his first interception of the year.” Seahawks 30, Rams 17

Paul Lamb, Staff Writer: “Tough time for the Rams to meet the Seahawks. Facing a lot of criticism these last couple weeks, Seattle’s going to dominate. Unfortunately, tally this one as another Rams loss.” Seahawks 34, Rams 14