St. Louis Rams vs Seattle Seahawks Week 17 2012

NFL final week of the 2012 regular season, week 17 St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks is on this Sunday at 4:25pm ET. St. Louis Rams last fighting chance to finish above .500 for the 2012 regular season and Seattle Seahawks must win this game and hope San Francisco 49ers lose their last game in order to clinch the NFC west division.

Quick Summary: Seattle Seahawks is my pick at BetOnline.

NFL Team Match Up Stats and Key Football Players

St. Louis Rams (7-7-1) beat the Seattle Seahawks 19-13 in week 4 with a great performance from Greg Zuerlein their rookie kicker with field goals from 24, 48, 58, and 60 yards. Last week in week 16 the Rams grab a victory at Tampa Bay 28-13. In this game, the Rams can’t rely on their kicker to win the game for them. St. Louis Rams will need Sam Bradford, Lance Kendricks, and Steven Jackson to step up their game if they want to stand half a chance to win against Seattle Seahawks.

Last week Sam Bradford completed 13 of the 27 attempt passes for a total of 196 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Jackson rush for 81 yards and 1 touchdown, and Lance Kendricks received the ball 4 times for 119 yards and a touchdown. In this game against the Seahawks. Sam Bradford will have to connect with Lance Kendricks a lot more down the field and give the ball to Steven Jackson in the red zone for those quick rushing touchdowns.

Most importantly, St. Louis Rams defense will have to keep the Seahawks from taking an early leader in the first half. If the Rams can do this, then they have a fighting chance of winning this game.

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Richard Sherman by Jeffrey Beall

Seattle Seahawks (10-5) has won the last 4 of 5 games and the last 3 wins have been over 25 points including week 16 victory at home vs San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks are playing like a championship team, they’re giving their all in each and every play. You cannot ask for anything better from a team. If you didn’t know it was week 16 last week you would think Seattle Seahawks was playing in the superbowl with the focus they had that night.

Russell Wilson threw a career high of 4 touchdown passes in a single game, Marshawn Lynch had two touchdowns and ran for 111 yards, and Richard Sherman returning a blocked field goal for 90 yards put things into movation. These three players are the key players to watch for on the Seattle Seahawks team in the game against St. Louis Rams.

Game Spread and Betting Odds

  • St. Louis Rams: +10½ (-110)
  • Seattle Seahawks: -10½ (-110)

Game Prediction

St. Louis Rams may have beat Seattle Seahawks in week 4. However, the Seahawks aren’t playing like the same team they were in week 4. The passion and focus this team has had in the last 4 games. I have to place my bet on Seattle Seahawks. St. Louis Rams have nothing to gain but a winning season while Seahawks have the playoffs to look forward to. This alone give them the motivation needed to take the victory in this game. Also, Seattle Seahawks averages more rushing and passing yards per game than St. Louis Rams as well as 24 to 13 points per game. I predict the game will end 35-14 Seattle Seahawks.

My Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 35-14

Game Final Score

  • St. Louis Rams: 13
  • Seattle Seahawks: 20
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