Week 5 expert NFL picks have been revealed by ESPN and the analysts have some interesting things to say about the Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams game. Taking place on Sunday (Oct. 8), the Seahawks are on the road against a division rival that is trying to take away their Nfc West crown. Game time is 1:05 PM PT on CBS for these local markets and there is a lot on the line, despite it only being a Week 5 game.

A quick summary of the report by ESPN has both Alden Gonzalez and Brady Henderson predicting that the Rams will win a close game. Gonzalez predicts a 23-20 finish, while Henderson has the Rams winning it 24-23.

Both analysts are hinting that this is going to be a defensive-oriented game, with the offenses pressured to take advantage of every red zone opportunity. Can the Seahawks offensive line hold back the pass rush of the Rams? Can the Rams pass against the superior secondary of the Seahawks?

Are the Seahawks or Rams better this season?

In the latest NFL standings, the Los Angeles Rams lead the NFC West with a 3-1 record, followed by the Seattle Seahawks at 2-2. The Rams are coming off a huge road win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4, but their schedule has been largely unimpressive. The Rams also beat the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, while losing to the Washington Redskins in Week 2.

The Seahawks lost to the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans, but also beat the Colts and 49ers. Examining just the opponents of each team, it reveals how evenly-matched the Seahawks and Rams may be as this Week 5 game approaches. This is why the oddsmakers are predicting a close finish, with the current line favoring the host Los Angeles Rams by one point, with an over/under of 46 points on the day.

Who else has weighed in on Seahawks vs. Rams game?

10 additional ESPN analysts have revealed their Week 5 NFL expert picks, with seven siding with the Seattle Seahawks to win a close game over the Los Angeles Rams. What does this all mean? It means, that while the primary reporters are certainly siding with the Rams, many other people at the network aren’t ready to pick against quarterback Russell Wilson and his Seahawks (yet).

The winner of this Seahawks vs. Rams game will be the first place team in the NFC West at the end of the weekend, with the Arizona Cardinals (2-2) also possessing the opportunity to pull into a tie. Arizona plays the Philadelphia Eagles, while the last place San Francisco 49ers will play the Indianapolis Colts. Will the Week 5 NFL expert picks from ESPN be right? Or can the Seattle Seahawks pull off a road upset against the Los Angeles Rams?