Watch out, St. Louis, you’re in for a whooping. Today’s Seahawks game will likely be just that: a one-sided affair with people only talking about the Rams insofar as they’re a victim of Seattle’s brute force push for NFC West crown. The Seahawks could have clinched the title last week against Arizona but got curb-stomped at home by an aggressive Cardinals defense. With the Seahawks regular-season home finale scheduled to kickoff at 4:25 EST / 1:25 PST today, all eyes will be on the Pacific Northwest as the Seahawks try to clinch a first-round bye and the Rams try to play spoiler on the road. The game’s broadcast live on FOX or you can watch Rams vs Seahawks game free online live using one of several different tools.
As the last month of the season has gone on, it’s seemed like Seattle has tried to give away its first-round bye. Losers of two of their past three games, including a mind-boggling collapse under last week’s pressure by the Cardinals, the Seahawks have struggled on offense. Even at CenturyLink Field, where today’s game will be played, quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch have sputtered at times when you’d least expect.
Today’s game may be just one of those “least expect” moments. When the Seahawks and Rams last met, on Monday Night in Week 8, the Rams played Seattle close and forced the Seahawks to mount a goal-line stand. Seattle’s offensive line was depleted and missing both of its starting tackles in that 14-9 victory against St. Louis, but when the final horn sounded the Rams had managed their 13th sack of Russell Wilson in just two games. In today’s Rams game Seattle has its offensive line back, but coming off last week’s 108-passing-yard debacle against the Cardinals, there’s some apprehension among Seahawks fans about what this important Week 17 matchup holds.
With the playoff pressure on, the stage seems set for a Seahawks win when you watch Rams vs Seahawks game free online live. If Seattle gets the win over the Rams they’ll grab the NFC West division, have a first-round bye and close with their first 13-3 season. Marshawn Lynch, having rushed for only 71 yards last week, is poised for a big game at home today against the Rams. Seahawks QB Wilson has better odds, though, as St. Louis’ pass defense is much more lax and gives up an average of 247.7 yards per game.
On defense, the Seahawks look to have a much better performance than their Week 8 MNF game. The Rams today will start quarterback Kellen Clemens, who has filled-in nicely for the Rams but hasn’t met a defense as tough as top-ranked Seattle’s. Running back Zac Stacy will also see more attention from Seattle, as the back ground through the Seahawks defense in their last game for 134 rushing yards, his highest total of the season.
Looking to make a statement and help solidify the entire NFC playoff picture, the Seahawks seem poised for a regular-season home victory. You can watch Rams vs Seahawks game free online live on DirecTV’s website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket with Max Package. The package requires a subscription, but anyone who has one can watch the live streaming version free of any game, including today’s 4:25 EST / 1:25 PST NFL game between the St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks.