NFL Betting – Seahawks and Rams in Early but Meaningful Game
Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams – Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00PM EST
Before the 2012 NFL season started, the betting world expected the San Francisco 49ers to run away with the NFC West. New St. Louis Rams’ head coach Jeff Fisher was expected to take a couple of years to turn the Rams into a playoff team and the Seahawks dropped off everyones’ radar when it decided to start a rookie
quarterback. Three weeks later, the 49ers have shown signs of being beatable, the Arizona Cardinals are in first place and the Seattle Seahawks may have something with its new rookie quarterback. As for the St. Louis Rams, things are changing but the change is slow.
One of the players that seems to be benefitting the most from Jeff Fisher’s coaching style is Rams’ quarterback Sam Bradford. The online sports betting experts have noticed that Bradford is more patient, accurate
and confident in the pocket this season. As a result of Bradford’s new-found confidence, the Rams are scoring points on a regular basis. The problem is that football is a team game and the defensive side of the Rams’
team is still not holding up its end of the bargain. The sooner Fisher can address the defensive issues, the sooner St. Louis can compete for a playoff spot.
The Seahawks have rookie quarterback Russell Wilson in the pocket and veteran running back Marshawn Lynch causing all kinds of havoc out of the backfield. The sport betting experts are not ready to crown the Seahawks yet, but the experts will remind everyone that Seattle has a pretty good defense. There are a lot more weapons on both sides of the ball for the Seattle Seahawks this season than last season. With the confidence that the team is developing in Russell Wilson, this Seattle team could be one to be reckoned with in 2012.
St. Louis Rams
A 5 dimes review of the St. Louis roster shows that there were some pieces there that could be molded into a good
team by the right coach. Bradford has a young corps of receivers and veteran running back Stephen Jackson has been an anchor for the team for years. But the Rams have had problems in the defensive secondary and with the pass rush for many years now, and those problems still need to be addressed. Right now, the Rams can stay in games against teams where St. Louis can survive a shootout in regulation. With the way the Seattle defense has been playing lately, a shootout may not be in the cards for the Rams in this game.
The Bottom Line
Seattle and St. Louis are two up and coming teams, but Seattle has a bit of a head start when it comes to figuring out how to win with the players that it has. This game will be close, but Seattle should come away with the win.
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Pick: Seattle Seahawks.