Saturday, September 29, 2012
Seattle's Clemons primed for Rams encore
By Mike Sando
Seattle's Chris Clemons is coming off a four-sack first half against the Green Bay Packers.
The Seahawks' next opponent, St. Louis, noticed.
Rams fans should already be quite familiar with the veteran defensive end.
Clemons has a league-high 6.5 sacks against St. Louis since Seattle acquired him from Philadelphia for defensive end Darryl Tapp (Seattle also received a fourth-round choice as part of the deal). Clemons has collected five of those 6.5 sacks in the Edward Jones Dome, site of the Seahawks-Rams game Sunday. That included three sacks against the Rams in Week 11 last season, when Mark LeVoir was the Rams' left tackle on an emergency basis.
The chart shows sack leaders against St. Louis since 2010. Clemons appears to have a favorable matchup in Week 4.
Former Seahawks draft choice Wayne Hunter is the Rams' starting left tackle after the team lost Rodger Saffold to a knee injury. Hunter has been playing despite a knee injury of his own. He did not practice Friday and was listed as questionable on the injury report. The Rams also claimed tackle Joe Barksdale off waivers from Oakland.