For those not invested in Tampa Bay and Boston in Game 1 of their ALDS series, there’s a fantastic NFC West showdown set to take place in Seattle between the Rams and Seahawks tonight!
The Rams are just four days removed from a rough loss to the now first-place Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium. Matthew Stafford was great again, but the Rams defense just wasn’t up to snuff against Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. At this point, Kyler Murray has to be an early MVP favorite, right?
The NFC West will be a dog fight all season, and for as good as the Rams and Cardinals have been, there’s no way that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are going to roll over despite an underwhelming 2-2 start to the season. If Wilson and the Seahawks can upset the Rams in front of their 12th man tonight, that’ll set up a tie between the Rams and Seahawks for second place behind Arizona. Oh, and the 49ers are right in the mix of things at 2-2 staring down a matchup with the Cardinals this Sunday.
IT'S GAME DAY. 😤
— NFL (@NFL) October 7, 2021
Los Angeles Rams (3-1, 2nd NFC West) at Seattle Seahawks (2-2, T-3rd NFC West) – FOX, NFL Network (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink), Westwood One (Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli)
Kickoff Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
Site: Lumen Field, Seattle
Referee: Ron Torbert
Odds: LAR -2.5, O/U 54.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)
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Rams: Sean McVay (46-22) vs. Seahawks: Pete Carrol (158-106-1)
Week 3 Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats
Rams: Matthew Stafford: 25/38, 303 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 10 rushing yards
Seahawks: Russell Wilson: 23/35, 281 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 5 carries, 25 rushing yards
Week 5 projected stats via ESPN projections
Rams Projected Starters
• QB Matthew Stafford
• RB Darrell Henderson Jr.
• WRs Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, DeSean Jackson
• TE Tyler Higbee
• LT Andrew Whitworth, LG David Edwards, C Brian Allen, RG Austin Corbett, RT Rob Havenstein
• DT Aaron Donald, NT Sebastian Joseph-Day, DE A’Shawn Robinson
• OLBs Leonard Floyd, Justin Hollins; ILBs Troy Reeder, Kenny Young
• CBs Darious Williams, Jalen Ramsey
• FS Taylor Rapp, SS Jordan Fuller
• Matt Gay (kicker), Johnny Hekker (punter, holder), Matthew Orzech (long snapper), Cooper Kupp (kick and punt returns)
Seahawks Projected Starters
• QB Russell Wilson
• RB Chris Carson
• WRs Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Freddie Swain
• TEs Will Dissly
• LT Duane Brown, LG Damien Lewis, C Kyle Fuller, RG Gabe Jackson, RT Brandon Shell
• EDGE Rasheem Green, NT Poona Ford, DT Al Woods, DE Kerry Hyder Jr.
• OLBs Benson Mayowa, Jordyn Brooks, MLB Bobby Wagner
• CBs Sidney Jones IV, D.J. Reed
• FS Quandre Diggs, SS Jamal Adams
• Jason Meyers (kicker), Michael Dickson (punter, holder), Tyler Ott (long snapper), DeeJay Dallas, Freddie Swain (kick and punt returns)
Rams inactives vs. Seattle: QB Bryce Perkins, OLB Chris Garrett, OT Alaric Jackson, TE Brycen Hopkins, DL Bobby Brown https://t.co/MqYnWtGE3u
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 7, 2021
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) October 7, 2021