SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (6-1) AT ST. LOUIS (3-4)
5:40 p.m., Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis
TV: ESPN. Radio: 710-AM, 97.3-FM.
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The series: Seattle and the Rams have met 29 times, and the Seahawks lead the series 18-11. The last time the teams met, the Seahawks won, 20-13, in Seattle on Dec. 30, 2012.
What to watch: Twice against Arizona, rookie right tackle Michael Bowie was beaten off the corner for sacks that led to Russell Wilson fumbles. The Rams can cause the same problems with defensive end Robert Quinn, who has forced four fumbles this year to go with seven sacks. Seattle will have to slide protection to wherever Quinn is, and it will be important that center Max Unger and Wilson identify who should be where. Creating multiple turnovers should be the only way St. Louis has a shot in this one since its quarterback turns the ball over often. Kellen Clemens has 25 career turnovers against seven touchdowns. The Seahawks lead the NFL with 19 takeaways this season. Seattle also gets back middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, who missed two weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Wide receiver Percy Harvin, coming off August hip surgery, will not be active.
The pick: Seahawks, 35-10
25 Richard ShermanCB6-3195third
If Rams quarterback Clemens throws at Sherman, it could well be another pick.
26 Michael RobinsonFB6-1240eighth
Seahawks’ spiritual leader rejoined the team this week after being cut in camp.
53 Malcolm SmithLB6-0226third
Smith has been pushed into the starting lineup by Bobby Wagner’s injury and has been excellent.
73 Michael BowieRT6-4332first
Bowie was beaten twice off the corner last week against Arizona, and QB Russell Wilson paid the price.
Clemons came back quickly from a hyperextended elbow last week to have an impact.
10 Kellen ClemensQB6-2221eighth
Takes over as the starter for injured Sam Bradford.
11 Tavon AustinWR5-8176first
Speedy rookie a concern over the top.
55 James LaurinaitisLB6-2248fifth
Leads St. Louis with 55 total tackles.
89 Jared CookTE6-5254fifth
Cook’s 344 receiving yards leads the Rams.
94 Robert QuinnDE6-4264third
Strong edge rusher has 7 sacks and has forced 4 fumbles.