Originally written December 09, 2011 on 12th Man Rising:
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Looking ahead to Sunday’s game, I think it’s pretty clear that the Seahawks are going to be favored, and most pundits should pick them to beat the Rams. And why not, since the Seahawks just dismantled the Rams a month ago.  Let’s face it, The Seahawks are, and should be favored to win this game. But before everyone looks past this game and begins thinking about next week, I think it’s important to note that this game might not be the easy win that everyone thinks it will be. There are a number of reasons why Monday’s game may not end up looking similar to the game 3 weeks ago. Here are my top 5 reasons for concern heading into Monday’s game: 1)   Steven Jackson. He rushed for just 44 yards on 14 carriers in the first game, but the Rams never really committed to getting him going. Jackson is one of the league’s top backs, and if St. Louis really commits to the running game it could really create problems for the Seahawks. 2)   Complacency. The Seahawks dominated the previous meeting ...
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