SEA­HAWKS, 23-20

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - WEEK 5 MATCHUP - Rams QB Jared Goff.

Con­sen­sus line: Rams by 2 Pre­dic­tion: Pick­ing against the Rams in this game has been a fool­ish propo­si­tion in re­cent years, and signs are point­ing to­ward an­other Seat­tle road loss this time. That Los An­ge­les has a le­git­i­mate pass­ing game and sev­eral tar­gets for QB Jared Goff only adds to the Rams’ case. But the Sea­hawks typ­i­cally


start turn­ing the cor­ner in Oc­to­ber, and the sec­ond half of last week’s game showed signs of a Seat­tle team that’s ready to be­gin play­ing like a Su­per Bowl con­tender. The Sea­hawks will be mo­ti­vated by their three-year road los­ing streak in this se­ries, and they don’t want to fall two games back in the NFC West. It’s their turn to pull off a sur­prise.

uSTART: Sea­hawks RB Ed­die Lacy. He took ad­van­tage of a Chris Car­son in­jury to run for 52 yards on 11 car­ries in a Week 4 vic­tory. With Car­son ex­pected to miss sig­nif­i­cant time, Lacy should see dou­ble-fig­ure touches mov­ing for­ward.

uSIT: Goff has de­fied odds with his hot start. He has seven touch­down passes against one in­ter­cep­tion through four games. Ex­pect a re­al­ity check against the Sea­hawks’ fourth-ranked pass de­fense.

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