The Seattle Seahawks take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday to begin the new season. The Seahawks went 9-8 in 2022, losing in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs to the 49ers. The Rams had a disastrous 5-12 year after winning the Super Bowl the season prior. Seattle won both head-to-head contests last season, so let’s see if they can pick up where they left off today.
Rams vs Seahawks Betting Odds
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Rams vs Seahawks Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
Date & Time: Sunday, September 10, 4:25 p.m. EDT
Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle, WA
Seahawks QB Geno Smith is coming off an excellent year that won him Comeback Player of the Year. Smith threw for 4,282 yards, while recording 30 TDs and 11 interceptions. Running back Kenneth Walker III had a great rookie season, tallying over 1,000 yards on the ground, and receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are back. Tight end Noah Fant is also a solid threat, and this offense overall has potential to be above average, but not elite.
On defense, Seattle is around the middle of the pack, and they’re hoping that they can be more effective against the run compared to 2022, which was a slight issue.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford played only nine games last year, but even if he plays a full season, the offense doesn’t look too promising. The offensive line allowed 59 sacks, the third-most in the NFL, and this could be a problem once again. Running back Cam Akers is decent, but the receiving core of Van Jefferson, Tutu Atwell, and Puka Nacua isn’t great on paper. The offense recorded the second-fewest yards per play, so while they should improve that ranking, we can’t expect too much out of them. Cooper Kupp is still without a timetable, so until he’s back, it’ll be a struggle to put up points.
The Rams’ defense was subpar last season, especially against the pass, as they allowed the sixth-most passing yards per play. LA will be in trouble if they can’t limit their opponent’s passing game, which will make for a long season.
Rams vs Seahawks Betting Prediction
The Seahawks were surprisingly good last year and they surpassed expectations. Now, we’re expecting them to be right around their record last year, and they’ll be eager to get off to a good start. The Rams don’t match up well, and without Kupp, the offensive weapons are limited. Two seasons ago they won it all, but this roster is a far cry from that team. Expect the Seahawks to lead by a field goal at the half, and look for the first half to also be low scoring, given the Rams’ weak offense.