Early NFC West showdown takes place in St. Louis

Pete Carroll's club has been far better at home.

(Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

The storyline
Seattle could grab a nice little lead in its division if it can finally translate its stellar home play to the road.

Why you should watch
Seahawks running back Leon Washington, once as explosive as any return man in the league, is back. Standout rookie quarterback Sam Bradford is restoring faith in a Ram revival.

Did you know?
The Seahawks have won 10 consecutive games against the Rams. ... Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck has posted a 100-plus passer rating in two straight outings against division opponents. ... Rams running back Steven Jackson has rushed for a touchdown in all six of his home games against the Seahawks. ... St. Louis' James Hall has a sack in his last two games.

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