[8:27 PM] Rams @ Seahawks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Rams (4-9)

@ Seattle Seahawks (8-4)


The line for this game is Seattle by 15.5 points.

The Seattle Seahawks are trying to put the pieces together after a lopsided loss while the Los Angeles Rams are attempting to tackle a much bigger puzzle with an interim head coach at the helm during a short week. The first-place Seahawks look to capture the NFC West title for the third time in four years and remain perfect in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday night when they host John Fassel and the reeling Rams.

Todd Gurley didn’t help Fisher’s cause after blurting out that Los Angeles “looked like a middle-school offense out there,” with the running back being limited to 3.3 yards per carry and five touchdowns in 13 games this season after an impressive 4.8 average and 10 scores in his rookie campaign. Top overall pick Jared Goff is still getting his feet wet after sitting in favor of Case Keenum, throwing two interceptions on Sunday before finishing with respectable numbers (24-of-41 for 235 yards) due in part to the game being out of hand in a hurry. Both Goff and Gurley scored a rushing touchdown last week, with the former’s serving as his first of his career.

Seattle entered Sunday’s game versus Green Bay as the league’s top defense but saw that designation shredded after surrendering a season high in points in the first contest without former All-Pro safety Earl Thomas (broken leg). Seattle limited Gurley to just 51 yards on 19 carries with linebacker K.J. Wright collecting a team-high nine tackles in Week 2 and 49 with two sacks and a forced fumble over his last six games at home. Wideout Doug Baldwin has 20 receptions in his last three contests, but was limited to season lows in catches (three) and yards (20) in the first meeting with the Rams.

Los Angeles LB Alec Ogletree ranks fourth in the NFL in tackles (117) and recorded nine along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the first meeting with Seattle.

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner leads the NFL with 139 tackles while DE Cliff Avril ranks fourth in the NFC with 10 sacks.

Rams WR Kenny Britt (career-best 63 receptions) has reeled in a touchdown pass in two of his last three games and resides 63 receiving yards shy of his first 1,000-yard campaign.


StreakSmarts Pick: Seattle Seahawks

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick