Hawks and Rams Compete With World Series
Once considered patsies when outside the noisy confines of their home field, the Seahawks (6-1) have morphed from pushovers to consistent winners away from home.
They've started this season 3-1 away from Seattle, matching last year's road win total, and have a chance to improve on that mark Monday night in St. Louis (3-4) against the Rams.
Seattle hasn't won four road games in a season since 2006. They've lost two of their last three in St. Louis, but will be facing backup Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens with Sam Bradford out for the season.
World Series and Monday Night Football in St. Louis T
Pro football may have a firm foothold as America's game, but in baseball-mad St. Louis, the NFL is decidedly second fiddle.
Look no further than Monday night. The St. Louis Cardinals can anticipate a red army at Busch Stadium for Game 5 of the World Series.
Eight blocks away at the antiseptic Edward Jones Dome, the Monday Night Football matchup between the struggling St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks will likely feature a backdrop of thousands of empty seats.
The team's dome lease expires next year and the stadium authority has rejected a $700 million upgrade sought by the Rams.
Fans are girded for the possibility of a second NFL exodus in 30 years. The football St. Louis Cardinals moved to Arizona in 1987.