Seahawks vs. Rams: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

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Seahawks vs. Rams: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
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The eyes of the nation will be upon the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams when they face off on Monday Night Football in Week 8. 

At 6-1 entering this contest, Seattle is tied with New Orleans for the NFC's best record and looks very much like the Super Bowl contender most experts touted before the season began. Indianapolis was able to steal a win at home earlier this season, but the Seahawks are clearly rolling at the midway point of the 2013 campaign.

St. Louis, on the other hand, is currently reeling after getting crushed by the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 and losing quarterback Sam Bradford for the season with a torn ACL, as the Rams noted on Twitter:

With a record of 3-4, St. Louis is behind the eightball in the brutal NFC West. In addition to Seattle, the San Francisco 49ers are 5-2 and have already claimed victory over the Rams this season. 

A big win at home against the Seahawks on national television would do a lot for the Rams, but Seattle won't go down easy. 

 

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When: Monday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Where: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket

Betting Lines (via Covers) 

  • Over/Under: 42.5 pts.
  • Spread: St. Louis (+11)

 

Seahawks Injury Report (via Seahawks.com)

NAME POSITION INJURY THU. FRI. SAT. GAME STATUS
Coleman, Derrick RB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Giacomini, Breno T Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Johnson, Jeron SS Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Michael, Christine RB Illness - DNP FP Probable
Tate, Golden WR Shoulder FP FP FP Probable
Wagner, Bobby LB Ankle LP FP FP Probable

 

Rams Injury Report (via StLouisRams.com)

NAME POSITION INJURY THU. FRI. SAT. GAME STATUS
Cunningham, Benny RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Finnegan, Cortland CB Thigh LP LP DNP Questionable
Wells, Scott C Thigh - - LP Questionable

 

What Can We Expect from Kellen Clemens?

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Without Bradford, St. Louis will now turn to veteran quarterback Kellen Clemens, which isn't a comforting thought for Rams fans.

Since entering the NFL as a second-round pick in 2006, Clemens has started just 12 games, compiling a 4-8 record. Over his eight-year career, Clemens has a 51.8-percent completion rate and 2,290 passing yards (6.0 yards per attempt, which is putrid) with seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Those numbers translate to the worst QBR since the start of 2006 for quarterbacks who've played at least 500 snaps, as ESPN Stats & Info pointed out:

No wonder the Rams reached out to Brett Favre to see if he could be lured out of retirement. 

This is a desperate situation for St. Louis. Clemens could shock everyone by coming out and playing like an All-Pro, but such an outcome is highly unlikely. 

It's far more probable that St. Louis' offense will slow down to a crawl with Clemens under center—especially going up against the NFL's No. 3-ranked scoring defense.

 

Prediction

The Rams come into this contest featuring the NFL's third-worst run defense, allowing 126.4 yards per game. 

Marshawn Lynch has been on the warpath for the Seahawks the past month, averaging 124.8 total yards and a touchdown per game—making fantasy owners happy while impressively leading Seattle's offense.

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Lynch will run rampant over St. Louis' ineffective run defense, controlling the clock and paving the way for Seattle to chew up the Rams and spit them out with stifling defense. 

Russell Wilson doesn't lose games for the Seahawks, and he'll once again play efficiently in the passing game while contributing a few big plays with his feet.

 

Final Score 

Seahawks win, 31-13.

 

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