The Seahawks (8-4-1) host the Los Angeles Rams (4-9) in Week 15 at Seattle's CenturyLink Field. Kickoff for the Thursday Night Football game is set for 5:25 p.m. PT with television coverage on NBC (channel 5 in Seattle), NFL Network, and Twitter.
Here's a look at which side the national media is predicting to win this week's primetime matchup:
Elliot Harrison at NFL.com predicts a 27-13 Seahawks victory, "Jared Goff is still an inexperienced quarterback taking on what should be an extremely ticked-off Seahawks defense coming off a blowout loss to the Packers. Not good. You would expect Russell Wilson to rebound following his five-interception performance last week, but his recent history versus these Rams says otherwise: Over his last four games against Los Angeles, Wilson has thrown only three touchdown passes to go with three interceptions, and theSeahawks lost all but one of those games. The Seattle win here will come on the strength of the defense at home putting the offense in favorable positions."
Peter Schrager at FOXSports.com picks the Seahawks to win big, 30-13, "If the Seahawks need a cure for a hangover after last week's embarrassing loss in Green Bay, it's a Rams team coming off an even worse loss with a new interim coach stalking the sideline as "the guy" for the first time in his NFL career. The Rams always give the Seahawks fits, but I just don't see it in the cards under these conditions Thursday night. No flashy stat for you on this one; it's a Seahawks win."
Chris Burke at SI.com sees the Seahawks winning 24-14, "The Rams have been disposed of by 28, 16 and 28 points, repspectively, the past three weeks. That 15.5-point line doesn't seem like such an outlandish number in that context. That said, neither Wilson nor his team has much recent history of success against the Rams, largely due to that feisty L.A. defense. Seattle should be able to put it on cruise control for much of the fourth quarter, but Fassel might be able to rally the troops enough to keep it tight until then."
Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com takes the Seahawks to win 28-10, "The Seahawks unload on a team that has beaten them three times in a row."
Chris Simms at BleacherReport.com predicts a 20-6 Seahawks win, "Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is a little too aggressive with the blitzes he dials up. That leaves L.A. exposed on the back end—take a look at how wide open some of Matt Ryan's throws were Sunday if you need visual proof. Simpler is better sometimes. My money is on Russell Wilson to bounce back from a terrible game and find similar gaping holes in Williams' coverage."
Michael David Smith and Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com each pick the Seahawks to win, with MDS taking the Seahawks by a final score of 24-10, writing, "The Seahawks aren't playing their best football right now, but they're playing well enough that they should easily dispatch a Rams team that's been through a rough week."
All nine analysts at ESPN.com have the Seahawks coming out on top.
Each of the eight experts at SBNation.com take the Seahawks over the Rams.
And all seven experts at CBSSports.com pick Seattle to win this week.