Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams – Sunday September 20, 2012 1:00PM EST
It really doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of the Monday night call that gave the Seahawks a win over the Packers because that game is over. What matters is that the NFL has seen what replacement referees are doing to the quality of the game and that it spurs the league to give the real refs what they want. The legal online sports betting experts point out that the Seattle Seahawks’ defense dominated the Green Bay Packers for that entire game. That is no small feat. But the Seattle offense was completely disrupted by the speed of the Packers’ defense, and that could be important in this game.
The St. Louis Rams all say that new head coach Jeff Fisher makes St. Louis a better place to play. While the football betting experts have not seen enough improvement to give the Rams any odds for a playoff run, the fans are seeing a team that is capable of beating any team on any given Sunday. The Rams has become one of those unpredictable teams that could put everything together on one good day and beat anyone. It may not sound like much, but it is more hope than St. Louis fans have had in a long time.
The Seahawks tried to use its running game and passing game against the Packers. But where the Seahawks really found success against Green Bay was in having patience. The football betting sites noticed that quarterback Russell Wilson did not throw the ball much because he didn’t have to. He took what the Packers gave him and let running back Marshawn Lynch do the rest. The Seahawks do have an interesting offense and a very potent defense. But both are prone to thinking too much which can allow an unpredictable team like St. Louis the room it needs to sneak out a win.
St. Louis Rams
The first thing the betting sites have noticed about the Rams under Jeff Fisher is how much more confident quarterback Sam Bradford looks. Fisher has always tried to build his teams around his quarterbacks, and he believes he has a great one in Bradford. The St. Louis defense is still trying to catch up and compliment what Bradford is doing. St. Louis is still having problems closing out games and getting wins in the fourth quarter, but that is starting to change.
The Bottom Line
As long as Jeff Fisher is the head coach in St. Louis, you can never count the Rams out of any game. The Rams will be able to sneak up on the Seahawks just like it was able to sneak up on the Redskins earlier in the season. This will be an important divisional win for the Rams and a key point in the team’s development.
Read more about how Jeff Fisher has changed the St. Louis Rams in just one summer.
Pick: St. Louis Rams