Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks sparked outrage when they chose to remain in the locker room as a team during the national anthem. And the Seahawks (2-2) have significant offensive line issues that might not resolve themselves. That is why the Seahawks really want Odhiambo to play. The Seahawks have to limit this on Sunday.
Russell Wilson calls him a future Hall of Famer. They're also just 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 games overall. Goff and Gurley are evolving into a potentially risky duo for Los Angeles, which has been a much different team on offense in the early going.
Six-time National Basketball Association champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addressed the Seahawks this weekend in L.A., according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The 2013 Seahawks were different for many reasons. If he isn't, third-year man Andrew Donnal will start in his place.
Carroll also said Friday that the team hasn't ruled out the possibility of rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell playing this season.
I think this game comes down to which teams defense plays better. The 2015 Seahawks started the year 0-2 without Kam Chancellor.
The two teams have been division rivals since the National Football League re-aligned in 2002.
Though Seattle is coming off of a rough start to their season - losing road games to the Packers and Titans - offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur expects the consistently strong Seattle defense to challenge the Rams offense. The Seahawks would only lose two more games that season. J.D. McKissic, fresh off a surprising two-TD performance, will likely be the change of pace. But Russell Wilson at the Improv plus Wagner and Wright staying with Gurley are the differences to pull Seattle into a tie for the division lead.
So excuse the Seahawks (2-2) if they don't recognize this revitalized L.A. unit.
This Seahawks team seems different due to their defensive struggles, but these struggles can be attributed to the offense. They've put up 35-plus points in three of their first four games, and they've hit the 340-yard mark in all four of 'em. Fans and media members are attributing this to the defense being old, but this isn't the case. Seattle has throttled Gurley in three games against him. Sherman long has been recognized as one of the league's greats, and he effectively shut down Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton last week. Goff's improvement has allowed for Todd Gurley to have much more space in the ground game. He was beat out by last year's starting guard for the Seahawks, Mark Glowinski, who has struggled in both games so far this season. But now they go into the hard part of their schedule.
The Seahawks are now one game behind the Rams for first place in the NFC West. "The Rams" last home loss to the Seahawks was 14-9 on a Monday night in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on October 28, 2013.
This will be a fun chess match to watch between Wilson and Los Angeles defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Even if this trend continues in their head-to-head matchups this season, the Seahawks should still be favorites to win the division.