Sunday’s game at home against the Seattle Seahawks really might be a key one for QB Sam Bradford and his St. Louis Rams. Bradford is now in his third year as a quarterback, and this will be his 30th career start. He still has nearly as many interceptions (24) as touchdowns (28), and is still averaging just 6.2 yards per pass attempt, and the bottom line is that he doesn’t have this team anywhere near winning games. The time is now that he has to get back to winning ways, or the Rams are seriously going to have to consider going a different direction with their starting quarterback.
Last week’s test against the Chicago Bears was a stiff one. Bradford though, was atrocious, completing just 18-of-35 passing for 152 yards with two picks and no scores. It was the 17th time in the last 18 games in which Bradford has thrown for either one TD or no scores. The former Oklahoma Sooner started his career by throwing for 17 TDs against nine INTs in his first 11 games. In the last 18, he has 11 TDs and 13 INTs.
Needless to say, that just isn’t going to cut it, especially in the NFC West where, for the last two years, winning games hasn’t been the most difficult task.
And now the Seahawks are coming to town, a team that Bradford has especially struggled with. He has averaged just 204.5 passing YPG against the Seahawks in his career, and he has just three scores and four interceptions in four games. The Rams are just 1-3 SU and ATS in those games.
Dating back to the 2005 season, Seattle owns a 13-1 SU record and an 11-3 ATS edge over the Rams. To open up this week, the Seahawks are -2 ½ for NFL picks at the Edward Jones Dome.