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NFL Week 5: Rams at Seahawks Game preview

Seattle needed a missed field goal by Arizona and a last-minute 52-yarder from Sebastien Janikowski to pull out a slim victory over the Cardinals and their rookie quarterback, Josh Rosen.

Los Angeles’ offense rolled over the Vikings.

NFL week 5 match Rams at Seahawks will be a big match .  At least the Seahawks will be allowed to use a twelfth man to slow down the Rams in Week 5. That might be what it takes to slow the juggernaut managed by the young Jared Goff.

Kirk Cousins kept the Vikings close with a tremendous performance of his own, but no one doubted the Rams were in control of the game. How disheartening must it be to throw for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns and know it won’t be enough?

Seattle’s Russell Wilson has pulled some miracles out over the years. But he enters this game as the 18th-rated quarterback with the 10th fewest passing yards in the NFL. It doesn’t seem likely he will keep up with the explosive scoring of the team from Tinseltown.

Wilson did get his top receiving target back on the field in Doug Baldwin. Baldwin joins Tyler Lockett and Brandon Marshall as the top threats. Tight end surprise Will Dissly is lost for the year with a knee injury.

Seattle also ran the ball effectively for the second straight week with a different lead back. Mike Davis stepped in for the injured Chris Carson and totaled over 100 rushing yards. Both could be available against the Rams.

Unfortunately, a linchpin of the defense also went down in Week 4. Earl Thomas might have played his last game as a Seahawk after breaking his lower leg. That will make it all the more difficult to slow down the Rams.

Cooper Kupp, Brandin Cooks, or Robert Woods… who do you cover? Each receiver has enough yards to be in the top 20 rankings. If you cover them both, running back (and defending Offensive Player of the Year) Todd Gurley will make 20 catches.

How to watch the Seahawks-Rams game

Fox Sports will broadcast rams game  to satellite and cable customers in southern California and throughout the Northwest.

But if you don’t have cable or satellite, you might join us in watching live stream NFL action on DirecTV Now.

DirecTV Now streams the original Fox Sports broadcast in high definition to any internet-connected device.

Fubo-TV, Sling, and PlayStation Vue are other options for those who want to watch live stream NFL action this weekend. Each provider has a free trial, or you can jump on board with a low-cost monthly subscription.

Not enough options? Try YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV for you live stream NFL games. And check their websites to see what else they offer in your neighborhood.

Who will win the Seahawks-Rams game?

Anyone who watched the Rams march up and down the field last week came away thinking the team just can’t be stopped.

But if this season taught us anything, it’s that anything is possible come game time. Ask the Vikings what happened that week against the Bills.

But Seattle will need an extraordinary all-around effort to pull out a victory. Russell Wilson and the offense need to open things up while holding the ball enough for the defense to rest.

Jared Goff shows no signs of offering any team mercy, even a team missing its defensive soul. Expect the Rams to come out firing as usual. Final score: Rams 38, Seahawks 24

 

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