The Rams dominate time of possession and win in a blow out
Following a loss, Russell Wilson has led his team to a 32-8 record. This is the best of any quarterback in the last 50 years. But rarely has Wilson had to face an opposing team with so many Seahawks injured going into the game. Wilson’s record will fall to 32-9 in games following Seattle losses against the Rams and it won’t be close.
First off, the Rams have a good defense. Sure, they haven’t played the toughest of schedules yet but they have players like Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey. Los Angeles is fifth in the NFL in sacks with 25. They are fourth in sack percentage. This likely means less time for Russell Wilson to throw and when he does drop back and has time he can’t hold on to the ball too long which he has a habit of doing.
Secondly, the Rams are going to catch a lot of passes. We have all seen how the Ken Norton, Jr. defense operates. Let the ball play in front of you, try not to get beat deep and then tackle once the ball is caught. At least, that’s how it works in theory.
Seattle is also 16th in missed tackles with 58. If the Seahawks defense does one thing on Sunday, that would be to tackle and tackle immediately and tackle well. Will they do this? History does not imply it will. So this will be a problem.
Likely what will happen on Sunday is the Rams will complete lots of short-to-mid-range throws picking up first down after first down along with running the ball effectively and control the time of possession. This means less Russell Wilson on the field. Seattle has terrible defense in the fourth quarter (if measured out over all quarters of a game, based on the fourth-quarter defense Seattle would give up 49 points a game and 49 first downs a game).
The Rams will win nd it will be a slow and painful defeat for Seattle. The score will increase for the Rams as the game goes on and Seattle will struggle to keep pace. By the end, the Seahawks will lose by tow touchdowns but it will feel so much worse.