Russell Wilson has led Seattle to a 6-1 mark. Image courtesy of bleacherreport.com/Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
St Louis is abuzz with the Cardinals fighting out baseball’s World Series but the same can’t be said of the Rams’ progress this season. Most of Missouri is probably concentrating on the MLB and Kansas City’s remarkable unbeaten start to the NFL season, and with Rams quarterback Sam Bradford gone for the season after tearing an ACL in last week’s 30-15 loss to Carolina, there isn’t much be positive about when it comes to football in The Lou.
The Rams aren’t out of playoff contention by any means with their 3-4 record, but on Tuesday morning (AEST) they face arguably their toughest match-up of the season so far when Seattle comes to town. The Seahawks are 6-1 and they’re coming in to this match off a long break after overcoming the Cardinals 34-22 in a Thursday Night Football clash in Week 7.
With the in-form Bradford out, Kellen Clemens is set to stand under centre for the 13th start of his pro career. Clemens has been Bradford’s back-up the past two seasons but he steps in to the hot seat against a Seahawks defence that sacked Carson Palmer seven times last start. Rookie running back Zac Stacy has been effective starting the past three weeks, but he faces a team which is ranked sixth against the run and kept the Cards to just 30 yards on 18 carries.
Seattle is 14-2 against St Louis since 2005, but the Seahawks have dropped two of their last three at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won the corresponding clash 19-13 last year with Russell Wilson picked off three times; one of just two occasions the sophomore QB has had a multi-interception game. The win over Arizona was Wilson’s first road victory against a divisional rival.
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