Los Angeles Rams will host Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s action of the NFL 2021 Week 15. The hosts still want to secure the pole position in their division and will search for a win. The away side bounced back with two straight wins, and they want to keep their run going.
Los Angeles managed to end its results crisis and get back on the winning track. The home side is still in the game to win the division, and they don’t want to give up now. On the other hand, the Seahawks will likely miss out on the playoffs, but they’ve played well in the past few weeks. The visitors look forward to maintaining the high level of their performance and surprising the rival.
Los Angeles Rams – Can they keep challenging the top spot?
The Rams entered a three-game losing streak, but they stopped it by celebrating twice in a row. They were confident against the Jaguars and showed their class away to the excellent Cardinals. Although Los Angeles was outplayed in the number of yards in the offense, they were more clinical in the front. Matthew Stafford led their way to the victory by throwing for 267 yards and finding the end zone three times. This victory saw the Rams improving to a 9-4 record, being just one win away from top-placed Arizona in the NFC West.
Los Angeles’s starting QB has passed for 3,898 yards this season, with 33 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Darrell Henderson Jr. and Sony Michel have contributed the most in the Rams’ ground game by combining for 1,153 rushing yards and seven TDs. Cooper Kupp has dominated the receiving corps with 1,489 yards and 12 touchdown receptions, while Van Jefferson and Robert Woods have produced 550+ receiving yards each. On the other hand, Jordan Fuller has been the Rams’ best defender with 96 total tackles, while Aaron Donald has sacked the rival’s quarterbacks ten times. However, both players could be out of the contest for this game.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Sony Michel, Cooper Kupp, Ben Skowronek, Van Jefferson, Tyler Higbee, Andrew Whitworth, David Edwards, Coleman Shelton, Austin Corbett, Bobby Evans
Expected Line-Up (Defense): A’Shawn Robinson, Greg Gaines, Aaron Donald, Leonard Floyd, Ernest Jones, Troy Reeder, Von Miller, Darious Williams, Nick Scott, Taylor Rapp, David Long Jr.
Quarter Back: Matthew Stafford
Kicker: Matt Gay
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Seattle Seahawks – Are they capable of winning once again?
The Seahawks have struggled throughout most of the season, but they managed to tie a couple of good displays lately. They go to this game after booking two straight wins, with the latest one coming against the Texans 33-13. Nevertheless, Seattle still sits on the bottom of the NFC West, with a 5-8 record. Last time, they produced 453 yards in the offense against Houston while dominating in the ground game with 193 yards and a pair of scores.
Russell Wilson has thrown for 2,302 yards so far, with 16 TDs and four interceptions, while the rival’s defenders sacked him 26 times. Alex Collins has produced 411 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny have gained 200+ rushing yards each. Tyler Lockett has been the most dominant in the receiving department with 1,023 yards and five touchdown receptions, while DK Metcalf has generated 753 receiving yards. On defense, Bobby Wagner has a team-high 152 total tackles, while Darrell Taylor has six sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Rashaad Penny, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Freddie Swain, Will Dissly, Nick Bellore, Duane Brown, Damien Lewis, Ethan Pocic, Gabe Jackson, Jake Curhan
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Rasheem Green, Poona Ford, Al Woods, Kerry Hyder Jr., Jordyn Brooks, Bobby Wagner, Benson Mayowa, Blessuan Austin, Ryan Neal, Quandre Diggs, Sidney Jones IV
Quarter Back: Russel Wilson
Kicker: Jason Myers
Expert Pick #1 – Los Angeles Rams -4.5 @-110
Despite having to cope with injury problems, I see the Rams covering the number here. The latest victory against the Cardinals provided them a good boost of confidence, and they shouldn’t let it slip away. Therefore, I’ll back the hosts as my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 45.5 @-110
Both teams will have to handle replacements for injured players in defense, which might result in a high-scoring contest. The margin seems reasonable, and I’m taking the Over as my second pick.
Expert Pick #3 – Rams Over 24.5 @-110
Consequently, Los Angeles could produce at least 25 points in this matchup, as they’ve been pretty efficient this season. Although Seattle’s defense has been fairly disciplined so far, I don’t see them holding the Rams’ offense, and that’s going to be my third pick as the odds are quite reasonable.