St Louis Vs Seattle


ST. LOUIS at SEATTLE
St. Louis is off a 26-0 loss at San Francisco as +14 point road underdogs. Sam Bradford was inactive after re-aggravating his sprained left ankle in a 23-20 home loss to Arizona the previous week. A.J. Feeley got the start and completed 12-of-22 passes for 156 yards and an interception for the Rams, who were outgained in total yards, 389-157. St. Louis has dropped three straight games after winning two of three, which included an improbable 31-21 home win over New Orleans on October 30th. The anemic Rams’ offense ended with 157 total yards and Feeley had trouble completing passes, while Steven Jackson ran into a brick wall better known as San Francisco’s No. 1-ranked run defense. The Rams are now 2-10 on the season and 10-34 in Steve Spagnuolo’s third season as head coach, which will likely be his last.

Seattle is coming off a 31-14 home win over Philadelphia last Thursday as +3 point underdogs. Marshawn Lynch ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and the Seahawks (5-7) defense intercepted Vince Young four times, converting three into touchdowns to win for the third time in four games. Tarvaris Jackson completed 13-of-16 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown. Lynch had 90 yards by halftime, the most first-half yards rushing in his career. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry and almost immediately provided a spark the Seahawks needed on a short week. It was also the fourth time in the last five games he has run for at least 100 yards. Seattle held a 347-330 edge in offense and won the turnover battle, 4-0. The Seahawks were coming off a 23-17 home loss to Washington when they blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead. Despite the win over Philadelphia, any hopes the Seahawks have of jumping into the playoff race are likely gone.

Seattle won the first meeting with St. Louis this year, taking a 24-7 road win as +3 point dogs on November 20th. In a sloppily played game, the teams combined for five turnovers and 18 penalties for 150 yards, with Seattle committing a bulk of them (13-100 yds). St. Louis was outgained 289-185 and Seattle had a 126-42 edge in rushing. St. Louis is 7-19 ATS as a road dog between +3½ and +7 points and 8-22 ATS against NFC West teams and 1-10 ATS against all NFC squads. Meanwhile, Seattle is 15-8 ATS at home lately, 7-2 ATS against conference opponents, and 14-5 ATS as a division host; as well as 8-1 ATS when facing the hapless Rams. Only one way to go here….

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