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2019 Week 14: Seahawks at Rams Picks & Predictions

National media make their picks for Sunday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams


Brady Henderson, Seahawks 24, Rams 23

Bold prediction: Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny will find the end zone again. No longer buried behind Chris Carson the way he was for most of his first season and a half, Penny has seen a near-even split in playing time with Carson over the past two weeks.

Lindsey Thiry, Seahawks 21, Rams 17

What to watch for: When these teams met in Week 5, the Seahawks won 30-29. The Seahawks are 9-1 in one-score games this season, and Sunday's game is likely to be another thriller, with the Seahawks trying to earn home-field advantage in the playoffs and the Rams needing a win to keep their postseason hopes alive. A win for Seattle secures a playoff berth.

Tadd Haislop, Rams 30, Seahawks 24

If the rematch is anything like the first Seahawks-Rams game this season, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" viewers are in for a treat. Thanks to its get-will game in Arizona, Los Angeles is back on track just in time for a showdown that could determine whether it reaches the playoffs. For many reasons, namely Russell Wilson and a superior overall running game, Seattle should win. But that would make a division game in the NFL unpredictably predictable.

Cody Benjamin, Seahawks 30, Rams 24

The Rams picked the right time to get right, and under the prime-time lights, you have to like their chances of stealing one. If Jadeveon Clowney heats up, though, look out. Additionally, Russell Wilson and Seattle's ground game will be a lot to handle.

Gregg Rosenthal, Rams 31, Seahawks 30

Was the Rams' perfect day last week in the desert a mirage or a sign of a promising stretch run? Todd Gurley's usage and explosiveness have been trending up for weeks. The Rams receiver group is exponentially more powerful when Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods are on the field together. And the L.A. defense has more sacks than any team since Week 7 started. It's worth remembering that the Rams put up 477 yards in Seattle in a game where Greg Zuerlein missed a game-winning field-goal attempt, altering the course of this NFC West race. With Tyler Lockett clearly not all the way healthy, I think the Rams can win the shootout this time.

Michael David Smith, Seahawks 24, Rams 17

MDS: The Rams aren't going down without a fight, but I just think the Seahawks are too good for them right now, and a loss on Sunday night pretty much ends the Rams' playoff hopes.

Michael Florio, Seahawks 27, Rams 24

Florio's take: The Seahawks keep finding ways to win prime-time games. The fact that this will be Pete Carroll's last game at the Coliseum makes it an even bigger deal.

Jordan Dajani, Seattle 35, Rams 28

I'm very intrigued by the line here, but I'm taking the Seahawks to sweep the Rams this year. I think it's incredible that Tyler Lockett was held without a catch against the Vikings last week, and the Seahawks were still able to win by a touchdown. That's because there's a new running back who is making his name known in Seattle. Rashaad Penny has rushed for 203 yards and scored three total touchdowns over the past two games, and is finally looking like the first-round pick the Seahawks were hoping for. The Seahawks' offense is really coming together late in the season, so I'll take them to beat the Rams this Sunday. Rams 26, Seahawks 24

At a glance, the Seattle Seahawks might look like the obvious pick over the Los Angeles Rams. It's a pick'em, they're 10-2 and riding a five-game winning streak, they're 6-0 straight up and 5-1 against the spread on the road, and Los Angeles is just 7-5 overall and 3-3 at home. Seattle is also undoubtedly more trustworthy than Los Angeles, and Russell Wilson is having a significantly better season than Jared Goff.

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