By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
The defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks will start their 2015 campaign on the road against the St. Louis Rams this Sunday.
The Seahawks head in to the game as -4 point favorites, but the Rams are a tough team, especially when playing at home in St. Louis.
Seattle boasts an incredible offense, which is led by star quarterback Russell Wilson. The Seahawks also have “The Beast” Marshawn Lynch at running back and arguably the league’s best tight end in Jimmy Graham.
On defense, Seattle is one of the NFL’s best and most feared squads. They are led by the play of their secondary, which has been dubbed “The Legion of Doom”. However, a key member of that unit, Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor has decided to continue his holdout in to this year’s regular season and will not play Sunday against the Rams.
Meanwhile, the St. Louis Rams will try and get over the hump this season and climb back in to one of the NFL’s coveted playoff spots.
The Rams have an excellent defense but they will have their hands full against the high-powered Seahawks offense this Sunday.
If St. Louis is to pull off the upset, they will need a strong performance from quarterback Nick Foles who is facing a crafty secondary in Seattle.
The former Eagles starter will have plenty of options to choose from tomorrow, including Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin and Brian Quick.
Unfortunately for Rams fans, rookie running back Todd Gurley is not completely healed from injury and will not be able to compete in tomorrow’s game.
This will be your typical hard hitting divisional game and there is no better way to kickoff week 1 of Sunday football.
I expect the Seahawks to pull off the win in a close battle by a final score of 13-9.
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