The Los Angeles Rams are sitting atop the NFC West and are in the driver seat to clinch the division this week after completely annihilating the Seattle Seahawks last week in Seattle, 42-7.
The result was shocking considering the Seahawks defense has been one of the league’s best, especially when they’ve been playing at home in Seattle behind the ’12th Man’ but a plethora of injuries to guys like Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril have taken a lot of the Boom out of the Legion of Boom and it showed last Sunday.
After the Rams destroyed them, one anonymous Rams player texted NBC’s Rodney Harrison, explaining how easy it was to punish the Seahawks:
“I was stunned at how easy it was to push them around,” one Rams player texted me after they beat the Seahawks 42-7 on Sunday. “It was like playing the Browns.”
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman also pointed at the difficult decisions facing the Seattle Seahawks as they could be heading for a roster overhaul due to the salary cap:
“Richard Sherman will be 30 next year. His salary cap number will be $13.2 million, and he’ll be coming off a torn Achilles tendon. Safety Kam Chancellor will also be 30 next year and suffered a neck injury this season. He may never play again.
Cliff Avril will be 32. Michael Bennett is 32. Earl Thomas will be 29 next season.”
But the roster issues don’t end there with Seattle. After the teams’ embarrassing loss, safety Earl Thomas questioned whether or not injured linebacker Bobby Wagner should have suited up for the team and instead of addressing the matter in-house, Wagner took to Twitter to rip the Seahawks safety.
Tough times in Seattle.