Will the real Seahawks team show up in Los Angeles this weekend?
The Seahawks have a history of trouble against the Los Angeles Rams,and haven’t been consistent themselves so far in 2017. Will the real Seahawks show up?
The followup to that question is, of course, who are the real Seattle Seahawks? Are they the team that couldn’t find the endzone more than once? Or are they the offensive unit that roared to life in the last two games? Is this the team that featured Russell Wilson throwing four touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans? Or is it the dominating team that piled up 477 yards against the Indianapolis Colts?
The Seahawks will certainly have their hands full when they visit the Rams this Sunday. It’s much more likely that Seattle’s defense will face the bigger test, oddly enough. While the Rams defense has been quite stingy in the past, the 2017 edition has given up 32 points per game in their last three outings. That includes the wild Madden 2017 game a couple Thursday nights past when they gave up 39 points to the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have scored a total of 27 points in their other three games combined, for those scoring at home. So despite the presence of manbeast Aaron Donald on the defensive line, the Rams defense seems a bit suspect.
This Seahawks team is the one that better show up
The team that needs to show up is the one that hasn’t quite hit the field yet. We got our closest look at them in the game against the Colts, but there were still some problems. Seattle got off to a very late start. They trailed Indianapolis 15 -10 at the half. Against a team with the resurgent Todd Gurley at running back, Seattle cannot afford to fall behind.
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The Seahawks that take the field this Sunday need to – oh no, here he goes again – establish the run. Eddie Lacy needs to keep playing like he did in the fourth quarter last week. Thomas Rawls needs to play like he did last year. And I mean in the healthy spots. Russell Wilson needs to find a tight end in the end zone not named Willson. That would be Mr. Jimmy Graham. Doug Baldwin – just keep being you. man.
The Seahawks defense just has to play like they have in every game, other than their trip to Nashville. With Todd Gurley on the other side of the field, this is not the time to overrun pursuit. It is absolutely time to remind Jared Goff that the Legion of Boom is still open for business.
Come Sunday, business better be booming.