3 bold predictions for Seahawks versus Rams in Week 13

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Bold guess 3: Seahawks win an ugly game because of Tyler Lockett

It’s easy for most of the nation to probably overlook just how good Tyler Lockett is. He is overshadowed by the larger and more outspoken DK Metcalf. Metcalf is great as well, but Lockett is the more sure-handed receiver and is able to get himself more open than Metcalf, especially on quick-out passes. We can assume Rams CB Jalen Ramsey will mirror Metcalf a bunch which should allow Lockett to be targeted more.

I already (probably incorrectly) predicted that Geno Smith will have 400 yards passing in Week 13. Some of that will go towards Metcalf and the tight ends, of course, but I think Lockett has a 100-yard receiving day for the second time in his career against the Rams. (He also has games of 98 yards receiving and 99 yards receiving against the Rams.) Lockett will also have 2 touchdown receptions.

This game probably won’t be pretty. Seattle isn’t really known for that anyway and if Los Angeles is going to stay in the game while being so injured, they are probably going to try to control the clock, run the ball a lot and just make it an ugly game. Nothing wrong with that game plan.

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But in the end, Geno Smith and Tyler Lockett will help create enough points for Seattle’s offense. Seattle’s defense will still give up way too many rushing yards, though. Seattle will be victorious 24-14 (with a late touchdown) and move to 7-5 while the Rams will fall to 3-9.