Media picks for Seahawks vs. Rams Week 11
In many ways, the Seahawks mirror the Rams statistically, especially defensively. Seattle is 19th in points allowed per game (22.3) and the Rams are 22nd (22.7). Los Angeles is 15th in quarterback rating allowed (88.6) and Seattle is 17th (90.4). The Rams are 24th in allowing teams to keep the ball 2:52 per drive, and Seattle is 29th at 2:57.
Also, neither Seahawks QB Geno Smith nor Rams QB Matthew Stafford have very good touchdown to interception ratios in 2023. Smith is 11:7 and Stafford is 8:7. So what does that really tell us? Defensively it might mean both offenses should score points. But with the way the quarterbacks are playing, there is a chance each defense keeps their team in the game by creating a turnover.
Because there is no dominant part of either team when facing the other, that might be the reason this game is difficult to predict. The media picks below reflect that as they are as split and can possibly be. I am going to guess that Seattle wins 30-26 simply because the Rams won in Week 1 and it's tough for an NFL team to beat another NFL team twice.
Eric Moody (ESPN): Rams 27 Seattle 19
Seth Walder (ESPN): Seattle 30 Rams 27
Pete Prisco (CBS Sports): Rams 23 Seattle 20
Ali Bhanpuri (NFL.com): Seattle 27 Rams 23
Tom Blair (NFL.com): Seattle 24 Rams 20
Brooke Cersosimo (NFL.com): Rams 24 Seattle 21
Gennaro Filice (NFL.com): Rams 30 Seattle 26
Dan Parr (NFL.com): Rams 23 Seattle 22
Bob Condotta (Seattle Times): Seattle 23 Rams 21
Matt Calkins (Seattle Times): Rams 24 Seattle 21