This is the opportunity for Seattle to make another statement to the West — “you’re not catching up”.
The hole has been dug, now Seattle needs to bury St. Louis in their proverbial grave and shovel dirt back on top of it. With home games remaining against both the Cardinals and Rams after this week, a win here puts Seattle too far away for either of those teams to catch up, only half way through the season.
It’s one of those games that seems all too easy, what with Bradford out and the Rams struggling defensively. But in the NFL you just cannot take a game like this for granted. It’s still Monday Night Football, it’s still a division rival (and boy do they hate Seattle) and the Rams still believe they can beat Seattle in St. Louis. The Hawks will get their best shot, even if it doesn’t look like much.
Last season’s game in the Lou was a defensive masterpiece by the Rams, so Seattle will have to come out and score early to break the will of that blue and gold defense. It’s pretty clear the Rams offense won’t be in high gear, but laziness won’t do against the speed that they put on the field. I don’t anticipate a lazy game from Seattle’s D, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible.
Don’t mess around Hawks! Bury them! Bury them deep!