The Seattle Seahawks need a victory in Week 15 versus the Los Angeles Rams. Will they get it? This is what our staff sees happening.
There is still a lot that is unknown about this game. That is, as far as who will play for either team but mostly for Los Angeles. The game, of course, was postponed from Sunday to Tuesday because of COVID-19 reasons and because, well, the NFL wants its money. The postponement isn’t about player safety or the NFL wouldn’t postpone games that in turn creates a very short week for four teams. The Seahawks will have four days off after Week 15 before they play in Week 16.
This is one thing if you know before the season begins you’ll have to plan for this. But making this change near the end of the year is nearly criminal for the NFL. Player safety? Nah. This is padding the wallets of NFL owners and management.
Seattle Seahawks versus Los Angeles Rams Week 15 predictions
Anywho, getting back to the game 12s all know this: Seattle has struggled against the Rams for years now. While COVID-19 is affecting who plays, the Rams will likely definitely have Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and other key players.
Seattle might be facing a diminished roster for the Rams but they won’t be facing a team without most of their best players. That is the important part.
The Seahawks need to win the rest of their games. That challenge is made greater by a short week after Tuesday but Seattle currently has no greater challenge than when they play the Rams. Seattle is 2-7 against Los Angeles in their last 9 matchups.
Let’s hope, obviously, the Seahawks can defeat the Rams on Tuesday but based on recent history there is little hope this happens. Russell Wilson needs to find some old magic for this to happen. And the defense needs to have its best game of the year.
This is what our staff thinks will happen in Week 15.
Jake Luppino: Seattle 28 Rams 24
Todd Vandenberg: Rams 26 Seattle 19
Geoff Shull: Seattle 28 Rams 14
Kevin Daggett: Rams 24 Seattle 13
Lee Vowell: Rams 28 Seattle 17