The St. Louis Rams have been here before. They’ll welcome the Seattle Seahawks into town as underdogs. The main difference is the Seahawks are the defending Super Bowl champs, while the Rams actually know they can win this time. Last year, they rode running back Zac Stacy and narrowly came up short on the game’s final play. This time, they have a more competent passer in Austin Davis under center, while Seattle’s pass defense hasn’t performed up to it’s “Legion of Boom” legend.
The mere possibility of a huge upset over the defending champs is a big reason why Rams tickets come it at a huge value this week, the secondary market price for Rams vs Seahawks tickets just $88.94 on average. The game is 10% below the season average for Rams tickets. The get-in price for the game is just $9.
Austin Davis has been sharper than anyone thought he’d be, putting up seven touchdowns in his last three starts and keeping St. Louis in every single game this year. The 1-4 Rams clearly have struggled to close out those games, but it’s obvious they play with a ton of heart and go into games knowing they can win if they execute correctly.
Despite common belief, that’s true this week, too, as the Rams host Seattle and should have the crowd noise on their side. Also on their side is a strengthening run defense that has ranked in the top half of the league over the past four weeks. If that can continue, the Rams can contain Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch and then get to quarterback Russell Wilson.
That’s largely how St. Louis played the Seahawks last year, and if they can execute that game plan again this year, they just might be able to land one of the season’s biggest upsets. It won’t be easy with Seattle coming off a rare home loss, as they’ll naturally come in hungry for a win and knowing that a drop to 3-3 on the year isn’t acceptable. Still, the Seahawks have not been impressive on the road and the Rams can’t be overlooked. If Seattle doesn’t take them seriously, they could suddenly be looking at two straight losses and the Rams could rise up to 2-4.