Seattle's secondary, once known for ferocious hits and turnovers, isn't the same unit we're accustomed to seeing. What's especially disturbing is they have struggled against the top passers. A closer look at the tapes reveals what's wrong with the Seahawks.
Johnson (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
If Johnson isn't able to play, LaMarcus Joyner and Marcus Roberson will likely take on additional snaps. It would be a tough break for the Rams, though none of the bunch warrants serious IDP considerations.
Keenum (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
According to Wagoner, the Rams are preparing for Nick Foles to start, as Keenum still hasn't cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. However, there is some chance Keenum will be cleared by Sunday, in which case he'd likely have the opportunity to redeem himself from a disastrous Week 11 showing.
Quinn (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Quinn missed a Week 11 game in Baltimore and hasn't handled a full snap count since Week 5. His presence, even in a limited capacity, would likely be useful to the Rams, but there's no shortage of superior IDP options.
Bailey has been suspended four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
With Bailey -- who has recorded 12 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown in eight game to date -- set to miss time, it's now understandable that the Rams are expected to work out wideouts Hakeem Nicks, Wes Welker and Vincent Brown, per ESPN's Adam Caplan.
Baldwin (ankle) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Considering the designation, Baldwin logged a precautionary DNP at Wednesday's practice, while backing up head coach Pete Carroll's sentiments that he'll play Sunday versus the Steelers. Look for the wideout to make an impact against a defense that has given up 15.5 catches per game and 10 total touchdowns to the position in 2015.
Irvin (knee) is inactive Sunday against the 49ers.
Irvin (knee) was listed as out earlier in the week, so this news comes as no surprise. Expect both Mike Morgan and Kevin Pierre-Louis to take over duties at strong side linebacker in Irvin's absence. The Seattle defense should be just fine without him at home against the 49ers offense.
Lynch underwent sports hernia surgery Wednesday and will be out three to four weeks, the Seattle Times reports.
Coach Pete Carroll didn't rule out that Lynch could be done for the season, but he said doctors were "very optimistic" that they fixed the issue and that Lynch can return quickly. Thomas Rawls will start while Lynch is out.
Rawls (knee) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
After a limited showing Wednesday, Rawls has all but cleared up whether or not he'll suit up Sunday against the Steelers, who have allowed 120.5 total yards per game but merely two touchdowns to running backs in 2015.
Richardson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Richardson made his first appearance of the season Sunday against the Cardinals, hauling in a 40-yard pass on his only target. His good fortune didn't last long, as he suffered a hamstring injury on the play and stumbled before reaching the end zone. Even when healthy, Richardson probably won't get enough snaps to warrant fantasy consideration.