8:30 PM ET, October 28, 2013
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
The Seattle Seahawks have truly made YouWager experts believe they’re the class of the NFC on the way to their best start.
With Sam Bradford lost for the rest of the NFL season, the St. Louis Rams shouldn’t be a big deal for the Seahawks.
Seattle looks for their 15th victory in the last 17 meetings versus St. Louis when they visit their home tonight.
The Seahawks (6-1) have already matched last season’s total for road victories (3) after a 34-22 win versus the Arizona Cardinals last Thursday. Seattle hasn’t won four games away from home since 2006. The single-season franchise record is five, set in 1984 and matched in 2005.
Seattle’s dominant defense is second in the NFL in total yardage allowed (282.1 per game) while limiting rivals to an average of 16.6 points.
The team’s offense is also rolling, ranking fourth in scoring with 27.3 points per game. Russell Wilson’s 97.2 passer rating is seventh-best in the league, while Marshawn Lynch’s 578 yards on the ground trail only Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy.
The Seahawks’ lone defeat was a 34-28 setback versus the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 6.
St. Louis (3-4) is expected to give Kellen Clemens his 13th career start under center after Bradford suffered a torn left ACL in a 30-15 loss at Carolina last weekend. Bradford will have surgery in the next 2/3 weeks after the swelling goes down.
According to the NFL odds, the 30 year-old starter had thrown 14 touchdowns with four interceptions and his 90.9 passer rating was a career best.
Clemens knows the offensive scheme well after serving as Bradford’s backup for the last two years. The Oregon native also worked under offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer during his tenure with the New York Jets.