RAMS (3-1) VS. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-2)
The Rams are the NFL’s top-scoring team, averaging 35.5 points. It figures to get tougher against the Pete Carroll-coached Seahawks, but Rams coach Sean McVay has shown creativity through the first quarter of the season, giving his offense confidence that it can outsmart and out-execute any opponent. Quarterback Jared Goff has played turnover-free for consecutive games. He has completed 67% of his passes, seven for touchdowns, with only one interception. The nervous quarterback the Seahawks faced last season now appears secure, especially with left tackle Andrew Whitworth protecting his blind side. Running back Todd Gurley has rushed for 362 yards and four touchdowns, and has a team-best 20 receptions for 234 yards and three touchdowns. McVay is utilizing Tavon Austin on fly sweeps and as a change-of-pace running back. Receivers Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp each have 14 receptions, and tight ends Gerald Everett, Derek Carrier and Tyler Higbee all have made big plays. The Seahawks’ defense is full of stars, such as end Michael Bennett, linebacker Bobby Wagner and cornerback Richard Sherman. End Cliff Avril suffered a neck injury against Indianapolis last week and will not play against the Rams.