This is what the season comes down to for Seahawks' fans: Playing against another opponent experiencing a bad season in the 2-11 Rams, do you want to see the Seahawks continue their losing ways to gain better draft position? Or would you like to see Seattle win and establish some consistency and momentum heading into next season?
At 2-11, Seattle remains in the hunt for a top-5 pick come April. However, a loss against St. Louis would go a long way in further solidifying the Seahawks' position near the top of the lottery.
Seattle's needs are plentiful. They could use help in several different areas, including offensive line, receiver, defensive line and the secondary. The Seahawks are bound to get a high-impact player with their first pick, but maybe it would be wise to trade the pick to stock up on picks for later in the draft. Either way, team president Tm Ruskell and coach-in-waiting Jim Mora will have their hands full once the offseason begins in January.
Here's a look at how Seattle has drafted over the last three years.
So are you rooting for a win today, or more of the same? As always, let us know in the comments section.
Frank Hughes asks if the Seahawks makeshift offensive line put together another solid effort.
After a seven-game losing streak Jim Haslett's days as a head coach in St. Louis may be numbered.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald takes a look at the big picture for the Seahawks heading into 2009.
Nancy Gay, columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, says it's a sad end for Mike Holmgren in Seattle.
Can the Seahawks turn it around in one year after a dismal 2008 campaign? Fox Sports Alex Marvez says teams like Miami, Atlanta, Baltimore and the New York Jets provide the blueprint.
San Francisco 49ers
The Niners should have explosive return man Allen Rossum in the fold after a two-game absence for today's game against at Miami, Tom Fitzgerald of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
San Francisco will have to contain trash talker Joey Porter if they want to be effective moving the ball on offense today, John Crumpacker of the Chronicle reports.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat writes that quarterback Shaun Hill of the Niners and Miami's Chad Pennington draw similar comparisons because of their lack of arm strength but impressive passer ratings.
More Maiocco: Find his key matchups here.
Isaac Bruce needs 131 yards to pass Tim Brown (14,934) for second on the NFL al-time receiving list, Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Whose first, or do we really need to ask (think of another 49er receiver).
Singletary still must wait to see if he will be the 49ers head man for the future, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes.
As we've talked about earlier, one of the reasons for the Cardinals success has been their ability to stay healthy. Kent Somers reports Arizona only has three players on the IR, one of the lowest numbers in the league.
Somers also provides a list of all the NFL teams and how many players they have on IR. Baltimore leads the league with 18, while Seattle is fifth with 12.
Game day notes from the press box courtesy of Darren Urban at azcardinals.com
Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune writes that playoff seeding will be on the line when Arizona takes on Minnesota.
St. Louis Rams
A preview of today's game from Steve Korte of the Belleville News Democrat.
Rams head coach Jim Haslett says he has a plan if the team keeps him, reports Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.