|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL In a true battle of the NFC West, the top spot St. Louis Rams, with a 7-8 record, take on the second place Seattle Seahawks, 6-9 in the battle for the NFC West title.
The division is by far the worst in the NFL this year, but none the less the two teams will battle it out for the bragging rights, better to be the best of the worst than the worst of the worst. But mostly football fans are routing for the Rams to win, because then they will go into the playoffs with an 8-8 record.
Also, if the Seahawks were to win, not only would they be in the playoffs with a losing record, they would also host a playoff game and the visiting team would have a much better record then the Seahawks do. Seattle is prepping quarterback Charlie Whitehurst to start this Sunday. Coach Pete Carroll didn’t exactly rule out Matt Hasselbeck, however. He has suffered a strain to his lower back, which forced him to leave the Tampa Bay game last weekend in the first quarter, but not until after he ran for a 1-yard touchdown. They still lost 38-15. Apparently, Hasselbeck initially suffered the injury in Week 3 of the season, against San Diego, but it wasn’t bad enough to take him off the field until last weekend.
Sportsbook records if the hawk wins a 7-9 record, a losing record, and that would just make the playoffs look bad.
As for the St Louis Rams, when betting on football note that tight end Mike Hoomanawanui is expected to practice on a limited basis this week as he is prepping for this Sunday’s game vs. the Seahawks. Hoomanawanui has missed the last four games with a high right ankle sprain. He also missed four games with a high left ankle sprain at the start of the season. He has 13 receptions for an 11.2-yard average and three touchdowns. Note there has been a change in schedule for the Rams-Seahawks matchup this weekend. It will be played at 8:20PM ET on NBC, this is what the NFL calls “flexible scheduling,” usable only in Weeks 11-17. They can essentially change the kick off ties for games if it is done 6 days in advance, within these last 6 weeks of the season, and is used to ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications.