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(SportsNetwork. DAngelo Russell Jersey .com) - The Seattle Seahawks are off to the best start in franchise history, a nice little run which has a good chance to continue on "Monday Night Football" when Pete Carrolls club visits NFC West-rival St. Louis. Coverage on TSN begins with Monday Night Football at 6:30pm et/3:30 pm pt. You can watch the game live on TSN at 8:30pm et/5:30pm et. The Rams figured to have a tough time matching up with the talented Seahawks under normal circumstances and will now have to do so without starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in the teams 30-15 Week 7 loss at Carolina. Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma, had thrown for 1,687 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games this season. "He was playing very, very well, not only yesterday but was just improving weekly," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "The challenge is obvious in this world when you have an impact player go down." Veteran backup Kellen Clemens, who has 12 career NFL starts under his belt, including three for the Rams (all losses) back in 2011, will take over under center for the Rams but the franchise was reportedly considering many other options, including luring the 44-year-old Brett Favre out of retirement. Favre called the offer flattering but prudently decided to stay on the sidelines. "Its flattering, but you know theres no way Im going to do that," the former three-time NFL MVP told ESPN Radio. "I had a great career. I think if anything, the last year that I played (2010 with Minnesota) was an obvious writing on the wall, vision for you if you will. It was time." The Rams did bring in another former Southern Mississippi QB, however, inking Austin Davis, as well as journeyman Brady Quinn as insurance behind Clemens. Before leaving with the injury against Carolina, Bradford completed 21 of his 30 pass attempts for 255 yards and a touchdown pass to Zac Stacy. Stacy, meanwhile, had four catches for 34 yards and also gained 53 yards on 17 carries for the Rams. The Seahawks kept up their winning ways in Week 7 when Russell Wilson threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns to lead Seattle to a 34-22 victory over the Arizona Cardinals back on Oct. 17. Wilson completed 18-of-29 passes and added 29 rushing yards on eight carries, while Marshawn Lynch racked up 91 yards and a score on 21 totes for the Seahawks, who are 6-1 to start a season for the first time. "This was a really cool night for our football team," Carroll said. "We wanted to get on the road and get this thing done and continue to feel good about our ability to win on the road." The road has historically been a tough place for Seattle but the club is slowly turning that around, already matching its win total away from the Pacific Northwest in 2012 (three) and creeping toward the single-season franchise record of five victories in 1984 and 2005. The Seahawks are 14-2 against the Rams since 2005 but those two losses came over their past three trips to St. Louis, including a 19-13 setback a year ago. WHAT TO WATCH FOR Clemens has appeared in 31 NFL games and started 12, compiling a 4-8 record (0-3 with the Rams) since being taken in the second round out of the University of Oregon by the New York Jets in the 2006 draft. "Im definitely different," Clemens said when talking about his growth as a player. "Theres a maturity and the experience of being around this league since then." There better be because Clemens, who last started a game on Nov. 25, 2011 when Bradford suffered another knee injury, will be facing the leagues best secondary, a group which fuels the Seahawks second-ranked defense that allows just 282.1 yards per game and 16.6 points per contest. The Seattle defensive backfield is built around All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, who leads the NFL with 15 interceptions since entering the league in 2011 and will be shooting for his third straight game with a pick versus the Rams, along with Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas, who has an INT in four of his last six games and is currently the only player in the NFL entering Week 8 with 40-plus tackles, four picks and two forced fumbles. Fisher believes Clemens will be ready. "He has a real good understanding of what were doing," Fisher said. "Hes been in the system for a long time. He was in the system at New York with (Rams offensive coordinator) Brian Schottenheimer, and he has a real good command of the offense. Hes been great in the building, on the practice field with the young guys. He expects a lot from the younger players, and hell get it from them." Seattles offense is no slouch either, ranking fourth in the NFL with 27.3 ppg thanks in large part to Wilson and Lynch, whose 578 rushing yards were second in the league entering the week to Philadelphias LeSean McCoy. The Seahawks could also get a boost from the possible return of Percy Harvin, who practiced for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in August. The dynamic big-play threat, who was acquired from Minnesota in exchange for three draft picks, including a first-round choice in April, hasnt played since Nov. 4 of last season when he injured his ankle, ironically against Seattle. The Seahawks can probably afford to sit Harvin for another week, though. "Its all day-to-day," said Harvin. "I want to play as soon as possible, but we all want to be smart in this thing." OVERALL ANALYSIS Seattle is far too talented for the Rams even with Bradford so its almost folly to expect Clemens to hit the ground running against this Seahawks secondary. "Somebodys got to play. Ill go out there and do the best job I can and try to help this team win some games," Clemens said. Clemens very well might do that but not this week, not against a Seattle team which is looking more and more like a legitimate Super Bowl contender. "It feels like we are still growing," said Carroll. "We are still a very young team and it feels that way. We have enough firepower in a lot of areas to overcome the things that are going in the wrong direction but we are playing good, solid football." Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Seahawks 30, Rams 13 Jarrett Allen Jersey . The Toronto Maple Leafs were holding a news conference, so they got curious. It didnt take long for them to find out via social media that coach Randy Carlyle was coming back — with a two-year extension — and assistants Greg Cronin, Scott Gordon and Dave Farrish were being let go. Jeremy Lin Jersey . The defending champions’ roller coaster season included trading offensive star Percy Harvin in the midst of the team’s 3-3 start. That move that reportedly irked several Seahawk players, but one management saw necessary to save the team’s chemistry. http://www.nbanetsauthority.com/allen-crabbe-nets-jersey-c-24/ . Less than 24 hours after the Wolves lost at home to the Mavericks, 100-98, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn announced Tuesday that Kevin Love was fouled on his right arm by Shawn Marion in the closing seconds and should have been awarded two free throws.HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve continues to pile up hits and help the Houston Astros win. Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. The major league hits leader is just one hit shy of tying the franchise record of 210, set by Craig Biggio in 1998. "Hes a magician with the wand," interim manager Tom Lawless said. "Ive seen it a long time, but seeing it up close and personal, its amazing what he can do with the bat in his hand." Houston has won five of its last eight games and with 67 wins has already made a 16-game improvement from last years franchise-worst 51-111 finish with 12 games left. "I feel really good," Altuve said. "We are in a good moment. We are creating some momentum and we are winning games." Clevelands wild-card hopes continue to fade with a fourth straight loss. They entered the night five games back for the second AL wild card. "Were in this thing until they tell me were out of it," left fielder Michael Brantley said. "Thats how I look at it. That is how everyone in this locker room looks at it. We need to score more runs, we need to play better baseball. There is no other way to put it." The Astros trailed by one in the third inning with runners at second and third when Altuves single scored them both to put Houston up 2-1. Houston starter Collin McHugh (10-9) allowed five hits and one run -- none earned -- in 6 2-3 innings, to extend his career-best winning streak to six games. He left after taking a comebacker to his left arm in the seventh. He was able to get the ball to first for an out on the play before leaving with what the team called a bruised forearm. He said after the game that he was OK and that he didnt expect to miss his next start. "He had a really, really good breaking ball," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. "Hee threw it a lot, he threw it for strikes. Brooklyn Nets Jerseys. He had a little cutter that got under our barrel. I thought he pitched really well." Chad Qualls pitched a scoreless ninth for his 18th save. Indians starter Zach McAllister (3-7) allowed seven hits and two runs in six innings in his first major league start since July 31. Altuve, whose .342 average leads the majors, has a career-high 54 RBIs and Monday was his 63rd multhit game of the season, which extends a franchise record. He singled in the fifth and his third hit was a triple to the right field corner in the eighth inning. The Astros added an insurance run when he scored on a sacrifice fly by Dexter Fowler in the eighth. Chris Carter, who is third in the majors with 36 home runs, went 0 for 4 on Monday to snap a career-high 12-game hitting streak. TRAINERS ROOM Indians: OF Ryan Raburn missed a second straight game after leaving Saturdays game with a hyperextended left knee. Raburn travelled with the team to Houston, Francona said he might need to go back to Cleveland to be evaluated. "Hes still pretty tender, pretty sore," Francona said. "The fact that he came in and was still pretty tender we need to get him looked at." He said hed have more information on Tuesday. Astros: The team still hasnt decided if OF George Springer (left quadriceps strain) will play again this season. The rookie has been out since July 20. "If hes totally healthy then we have no problem (playing him), Lawless said. "To be over-cautious is probably better than to be under-cautious at this time." UP NEXT Houstons Nick Tropeano will make his second major league start against right-hander Corey Kluber in the second game of the four-game series. Tropeano allowed two runs in five innings to get the win in his debut on Wednesday. Klubers 15 wins this season are the most for the Indians since Cliff Lee went 22-3 in 2008. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '