Top 12: Reasons the Seahawks Will Beat the St. Louis Rams


12. All eyes will be on Rams’ running back Steven Jackson’s injured groin. This is very distracting for any man.

11. If Steven Jackson out, Sam Bradford will have to shoulder the load, and you know how his shoulders are.

10. If the Seahawks can give up 500+ yards AND win, then surely they can beat the lowely Rams.

9. Pete Carroll calling plays like he’s at USC doesn’t bode well, unless you’re playing the Rams, who could probably lose to the 2009 Trojans.

8. The Rams have added former USC running back Chauncey Washington. Not only does Carroll know how to game plan against his former players, but there’s no way a guy named Chauncey is going to put up big numbers.

7. When was the last time the Rams won two in a row?

6. Rams free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe has an injured thigh, which should open up downfield passes. Jump Mike Williams. Go up in the air.

5. Nobody’s expecting Leon Washington to duplicate two touchdowns on returns, but what about Golden Tate taking two punts back?

4. The greatest show on turf is now the most fraudulent game on fake grass. Who’s going to be faster – St. Louis’ receivers or Earl Thomas? Advantage Seattle.

3. Hell doesn’t stay frozen for long, and it certainly froze over when the Rams crushed the Redskins last week. Expect a warm front rolling in the form of Chris Clemons speeding past the tackle to sack Sam Bradford.

2. Russell Okung IS BACK!

1. All those trades, free agent pickups, roster shuffles, it was all to put the Hawks in position to grab tackle Breno Giacomini off the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad. Super Bowl – here we come!

Ryan Nickum is a contributor to 12th Man Rising. He also publishes the blogs http://thisdayinbaldhistory.com, http://douchepon.com and http://hawkstrap.blogspot.com

Tags: Breno Giacomini Chauncey Washington Chris Clemons Mike Williams National Football League Oshiomogho Atogwe Pete Carroll Russell Okung Sam Bradford Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams Steven Jackson Top 12

  • Brian

    LOL at #11!!! Good one!

  • http://timeandmoney247.com/ Mike

    Seahawks will be surprised by Bradfords abilities. I actually expect the Rams to win. He’ll throw for 300+ yds.

    Check back on Mon

    • http://www.12thmanrising.com Shaun Dolence

      I have already been surprised by Bradford so far. I don’t expect the Rams to win, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did — the Seahawks play terrible away from home.

      The Seahawks and the Rams always seem to play close games, so it should be a good one.

      Regardless of the outcome, we’ll be here on Monday.

  • http://www.tacomalawyer.org Seattle L

    We saw last week that the Rams can be dangerous. The Seahawks should win but it may not be an easy fight.

  • http://www.stlouisramfan.com Stlvinnie

    Last week was just another example of why NFL football is the best sport in the world. The St. Louis Rams were trailing 16-14 to the Washington Redskins in the 3rd quarter and were on the verge of starting the season 0-3 for the fourth straight year. The Rams then outscored the Redskins 16-0 over the remaining portion of the game for a 30-16 victory ending a 10 game losing streak. Now just one short week later the town has a buzz to it talking Rams football. The Rams with a win today over the Seattle Seahawks would move into first place in the NFC West. For the first time in a long time that light at the end of the tunnel may not be a train.

    Well lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. The Rams still have lost 27 of the last 29 games they have played. In addition the Rams have also lost 10 straight to the Seattle Seahawks, 15 straight to NFC West foes, and 11 straight NFC West games at home. We still have a lot of work to do and some more pieces of the puzzle to acquire but for the first time in a long time the Rams are competing. The Rams for the first time in a very long time or out of the bottom 10 in soe major stats like rushing and passing offense where they have moved up to 20th.

    So today is a big day and a big game. It is time to prove if the win over Washington was just a lucky win or a win that can help springboard a struggling franchise and give them the needed confidence to progress forward in their journey. The Rams most likely will be without Steven Jackson today as he still is suffering from the groin injury he suffered in the Redskins game. Both Steven Jackson and Oshiomogho Atogwe will be game time decisions prior to kickoff. The Rams have so many injured players this week they are not sure if they even have 45 healthy players to dress for the game. In addition to Steven Jackson’s injury Keith Toston is also injured so newly acquired Chauncey Washington may be pressed into service. So there is once again a lot of pressure on rookie Sam Bradford to produce. The Seahawks are 30th against the pass and I expect a big game from Bradford today, we will need it.

    Key matchups – Sam Bradford will need to pick apart the Seattle secondary today with our questions at running back. Also will Kenneth Darby be able to produce just enough to keep Seattle from an all out attack of Bradford. Will the Rams front seven be able to contain Justin Forsett. Forsett is a back with a lot of promise but has not been give enough carries yet to shine. This is the type of back in the past that has ripped the Rams for 100+, that can not happen today. Will the Rams linebackers be able to shut down or minimize TE John Carlson who has killed the Rams in the past. In a close even game often special teams are the difference and the Rams are going to have to keep the ball away from Leon Washington who returned to kicks for touchdowns last week against the San Diego Chargers.

    On paper this game is pretty even. The Rams seem to be moving in the right direction while the Seahawks seem to be falling however they did find a way to win against the 49ers and Chargers. Both teams lack explosion on offense and have average defensive ability. This game should come down to mistakes and a couple of plays here or there. I am very worried about Leon Washington being the difference. I am going to put my faith for once in the St. Louis Rams this week. I just believe Bradford is what it takes for the Rams to now win these types of games. The Seahawks do not play well on the road and so far the Edward Jones Dome has been pretty loud and may provide the slight edge needed for the Rams today. Today is the day fans have been waiting for, for a very long time. Today is a big game and it is time to see if the light at the end of the tunnel is the Rams future or still another oncoming train.

    Prediction St. Louis Rams 27-20 over the Seattle Seahawks

    By Stlvinnie – http://www.stlouisramfan.com

  • John Leo

    This was a good game. I knew Pete would regret leaving USC. This will be known as his second NFL coaching failure. We play again this season.

    • http://www.12thmanrising.com Shaun Dolence

      Second NFL coaching failure? Regretting USC? Get a clue.

      This is his third head coaching job. He struggled with the New York Jets after a hot start, but made the playoffs in consecutive seasons with the New England Patriots. Despite leaving New England with a 27-21 record in three seasons, he was considered a “failure.”

      And he doesn’t regret leaving USC, especially considering the sanctions applied by the NCAA. Being on Paul Allen’s payroll doesn’t hurt, either.

      The Seahawks are four games into the 2010 season; there is no way you can justify any of your claims. Was he a failure last week after they beat San Diego? Give him a break.

  • John Leo

    Don’t get all mad. They just lost to the Rams (yikes the Rams won only 1 game last year). I don’t care who they beat last week they can’t get passed the Rams and their QB with his weak Shoulders. Maybe it’s time to look at your team and find a Weak Shoulder QB.

    what makes this WIN even sweeter was the 12 reason why Seattle would win..

    hahahhaha

  • kelly

    RAMS WON! HA HA HA! LOSERR TAKE THESE 12 REASONS AND SHOVE EM UP UR BUTT. :)

    • http://www.12thmanrising.com Shaun Dolence

      Yeah, and the Rams are looking a lot better than they have in the last five years.

      I hope you enjoyed the list. If you’d like to check it out, we’ll have another list the next time the Seahawks play the Rams. And when they’re at Qwest Field, where there is actually a home-field advantage, the Seahawks won’t look as incompetent.

      Glad you decided to come back with such a mature response; St. Louis fans must be so classy! Did we hear from you before today?

      January 2nd.

  • John Leo

    Did you say CLASSY ? You guys started the trash talkin we are just so happy to shove it back in your face. And for the home field crowd. Well something must have happen since you cant win anywhere but home.

    I will be excited to come back when Rams play you at your own Stadium. But I will say this now it will be the same results.

    • http://www.12thmanrising.com Shaun Dolence

      I don’t quite understand your logic. If we can’t win anywhere but home, that means our home-field advantage is superior, doesn’t it?

      The result in January will not be the same. The Rams are a better, more improved football team — they proved that today — but the Seahawks are a different team in Seattle.

  • kelly

    It’s a joke, calm down. Maybe next time you won’t under estimate a team. And what the heck, I don’t speak for ALL St. Louis Ram fans, so don’t generalize me. It’s just nice to finally put the people that be little the Rams soo much in their place and beat em. Very nice actually. And yeah we’ll see what happens at Seattle’s home, but all I know right now is the Rams are doing good.

    • http://www.12thmanrising.com Shaun Dolence

      You said, “RAMS WON! HA HA HA! LOSERR TAKE THESE 12 REASONS AND SHOVE EM UP UR BUTT. :)”

      How else am I supposed to interpret that? I can’t identify sarcasm through text.

      The Top 12 is a weekly list we do at 12th Man Rising. We’ve done it for other opponents too, not just the St. Louis Rams. The intent is humor, not serious trash-talking.

      As for the Rams, I’m not entirely surprised they won today. They appear to be a capable team at home, and the Seahawks are terrible on the road.

      I understand your relief, however; we only belittle the Rams because we’ve beaten them ten straight times before today. And they’ve been one of the worst teams in the National Football League the past five years or so.

      Fortunately for you, they appear to be an improved team capable of competing in the NFC West. And Sam Bradford looks like the real deal.