Seattle Seahawks Vs. St Louis Rams Kickoff

hasselbeckThe Seahawks open the 2009 season with the first of two division games, this week facing the St.Louis Rams at home. Kickoff is slated for 1:15 p.m.(PT) and the game will be televised on FOX (channel13 in Seattle) and broadcast on 97.3 FM and on 710 ESPN Radio inSeattle.

It will be the 22nd regular season meeting between the two clubs and 15th since joining the NFC West in 2002. Seattle leads the series, 12-9. The Seahawks have won 10 of the last 13 meetings and are in the midst of an eight-game winning streak since 2005 after losing three in a row to the Rams (2003-04). The eight-game streak is the longest-ever for Seattle vs. an opponent.

Seattle is 0-1 versus the Rams in the postseason dropping a 2004 Wild Card Game 27-20 in Seattle on January 8, 2005. Last season, the Seahawks won handily in Seattle, 37-13, on September 21, and used a game-ending drive and Olindo Mare field goal as time expired in St. Louis on December 14, to win, 23-20.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is on the verge of overtaking Dave Krieg on
many of Seattle’s record lists. He needs 258 attempts, 97 completions and
2,728 yards to pass Krieg as Seattle’s all-time gun-slinger.

Newly acquired running back Edgerrin James needs 554 scrimmage yards to become the 10th player in NFL history with 16,000 scrimmage yards.