(FootballStL) -- Even though the Seattle Seahawks are one of the best teams in the NFL, the Rams will at least bring some positive history into tonight's match up at the Edward Jones Dome.
The Rams have beaten the Seahawks in 2 of the 3 last meetings in St.Louis. The Rams knocked off the Seahawks at the Dome last year with a 19-13 win, in which they intercepted quarterback Russell Wilson 3 times. The Rams certainly have their hands full with a Seahawks team that's already matched last season's total for road wins. Seattle hasn't won 4 games away from home since 2006.
Meanwhile, Seattle's offense is rolling. The Seahawks are 4th in the league in scoring at 27.3 points per game. Wilson has emerged as one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the league, and his 97.2 passer rating is 7th best in the NFL. “He is a dual threat", said Rams Defensive Coordinator Tim Walton. " He can run the ball with the zone read, the zone option stuff, and then getting on the corner with bootlegs and nakeds and his ability to scramble off his drop back passes. They don’t throw the ball a ton, but he will improvise and make plays with his feet in the pass game. Like I said, we just have to be able to account for him as an extra runner in the run game outside of (RB) Marshawn Lynch.”
As for Lynch, his 578 rushing yards trail only Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy. The Rams know that Lynch brings one huge attribute to the party. "“Toughness and he’s pretty elusive. He operates well in space", said Walton. " He has good vision and, like I said, he understands the game. He’s a downhill runner but he has the ability to operate well in space. It’s the way he plays the game with his tenacity. We have to make sure we’re bringing it against him.”
Lynch will try to take advantage of a Rams rush defense that's ranked near the bottom of the NFL. "We made some strides. We handled the two backs pretty good, kind of holding them down around 76 yards for both of those guys. It just gets to the point when you also have those quarterbacks, they add a dimension. Now you have to account for two different guys. We had it with (QB Cam) Newton last week and now we have it again with Russell Wilson. We did take some strides in it, but we have to continue to get better each week.”