Seahawks versus Rams Week 13: Staff predictions are unanimous

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The Los Angeles Rams have been decimated by injuries. But they always give the Seahawks issues. Can Seattle win against a struggling Rams team in LA in Week 13?

I mean, just think about it for a second. The players the Rams won’t have is astounding. Receiver Cooper Kupp, for one, might be out for the season after injuring his ankle in Week 10. He was supposed to be out 6-8 weeks but why bring him back when the Rams are clearly not going to the postseason this year? Los Angeles is currently 3-8.

Defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who might have an argument for being one of the top five best defensive players to ever play, will miss the first game of his career due to an injury he suffered in Week 12. Donald also has an ankle injury and could be out for some time. Donald has wrecked the Seahawks throughout his career so not having him on the field is great for Seattle.

Staff predictions for the Seahawks versus the Rams in Week 13

The Rams will also be without quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Allen Robinson. There should simply be no reason for the Seahawks to lose on Sunday. Seattle is the healthier team and has the better active roster.

That said, the Seahawks have struggled to beat the Rams for whatever reason. Since the beginning of the 2014 season (well before Sean McVay became the coach with the Rams), Seattle has just 5 wins in 17 games against LA. The Seahawks are 2-8 in the last 10 games against the Rams.

Plus, this game has special meaning for 12s and one former Seahawk as well. Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner will play his first game against his former team. Wagner has said the game has no special meaning but it will be to 12s. Wagner will always be a beloved player in Seattle. Here is what our staff thinks.

Todd Vandenberg: Seattle 33 Rams 23

Jake Luppino: Seattle 24 Rams 14

Andrew Bailie: Seattle 20 Rams 13

Karley Sibert: Seattle 24 Rams 20

Matt Holm: Seattle 27 Rams 23

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Max Downard: Seattle 31 Rams 21

Lee Vowell: Seattle 24 Rams 14