Seahawks versus Rams 2: Our staff does not predict happiness

The Seahawks are 10-2 and the Rams are 7-5 yet still, our staff does not have high hopes for a Seattle victory in week 14 in Los Angeles.

The Seahawks need one win to make the playoffs in 2019. Last year, Seattle did not make it stress-free late in the year with a couple of Seattle losses heading into the postseason. But this 2019 team seems different. Will Seattle secure the victory they need to make the postseason against the Rams in week 14? Here is what our staff thinks.

Blake Waldron, contributor

The Seahawks are peaking at the right time while the Rams are watching both their present and future crumble before their very eyes. I know there are some players in the Los Angles locker room that won’t stand for it. Seattle’s undersized center Joey Hunt may have more on his plate then he can handle with Aaron Donald attempting to give all that he can in the Rams’ final stand. McVay is still a top tier coach in the league and the Seahawks didn’t win in such a convincing way last time out to expect a blowout win on the road. This will be a very back and worth game that will come down to the last possession. Russell Wilson will play turnover-free football but struggle while his receivers have trouble uncovering before the Rams’ pass rush gets to the pocket. Seattle has been perfect on the road so far but after Sunday night that unfortunately won’t remain.

Prediction: Rams 26 Seahawks 24

Geoff Shull, contributor

The Rams have finally been coming on hot over there last 3 games where they have been averaging 25 points for and only 16 points against. Todd Gurley is starting to heat up and is averaging 4.6 yards per carry over that same 3 game span. If Seattle wants to win they will need to focus on shutting down Gurley and forcing Goff to win through the air. Over Goff’s last 5 games, he has only 4 TD to 5 INT. Considering how stout our defense has been in recent weeks, we should certainly come out of Sunday with a W and an 11-2 record.

Prediction: Seahawks 34 Rams 20

Lee Vowell, co-expert

For those who read our prediction piece each week they know I usually pick the Seahawks to lose. It isn’t that I don’t have faith in Seattle; I just feel like I jinx them when I pick them to win. And honestly, Seattle games are so close each week that a loss is always a possibility. I am not picking the Seahawks to win this week either, but it is because the Rams defense played great last week against the Cardinals and Los Angeles is a desperate team now. Before the Ravens game a couple of weeks ago when the Rams gave up 45 points, they had not given up more than 17 points since week 6. For Seattle to win they must keep the Rams from scoring 20 and I am not sure that happens.

Prediction: Rams 24 Seahawks 17