Seahawks can wrap up NFC West with win over Rams
LOS ANGELES (4-9) at SEATTLE (8-4-1)
Thursday, 8:25 p.m. EST, NBC, NFLN
OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 13
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Rams 4-7-2, Seahawks 6-6-1
SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 21-16
LAST MEETING - Rams beat Seahawks 9-3, Sept. 18
LAST WEEK - Rams lost to Falcons 42-14; Seahawks lost to Packers 38-10
AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 29; Seahawks No. 7
RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (30), PASS (29).
RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (20), PASS (9).
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (19), PASS (12).
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (13), PASS (10).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Seahawks will clinch third NFC West title in past four seasons with victory. ... First game for Rams since firing Jeff Fisher as coach. Special teams coach John Fassel serving as interim head coach. Fassel is son of former NFL coach Jim Fassel. ... Rams have won three straight in series, including 23-17 win in Seattle last season. ... QB Jared Goff making third career road start. He has four TD passes in first two road games. ... Top overall draft pick Goff is winless in first four career starts. ... RB Todd Gurley averaging just 3.3 yards per carry; Gurley averaged 4.8 yards per carry as rookie. He's yet to top 85 yards rushing in game. ... WR Kenny Britt needs 63 yards receiving for first 1,000-yard season of career. ... Status of DE Robert Quinn in question after missing past two games with concussion. ... DT Aaron Donald has four sacks and forced fumble in five career games vs. Seahawks. ... ... LB Alec Ogletree fourth in NFL with 117 tackles. He has 11 or more tackles in three of past four games. ... Seahawks NFL's only unbeaten team at home ... Seahawks' loss last week to Packers was worst since 2011. First time Seahawks lost by more than 10 points since Russell Wilson became QB. ... Wilson's five interceptions vs. Packers were career high. ... Wilson has 23 TD passes and four interceptions at home since start of 2015 season. ... Seahawks averaging 163.4 yards per game rushing in past four weeks. ... TE Jimmy Graham has TD catch in past three home games. ... Seahawks have fallen to fourth in scoring defense at 17.8 points per game. They have led league in scoring defense each of past four seasons. ... Seahawks have one sack in past three games and just five in past five games. ... DE Cliff Avril ranks fourth in NFC with 10 sacks. ... LB Bobby Wagner leads NFL with 139 tackles and needs 15 to tie franchise single-season record. ... Seahawks allowed 150.8 passer rating to Aaron Rodgers last week, highest allowed under Pete Carroll. ... CB Richard Sherman tied for second in NFC with four interceptions. Fantasy Tip: If you own Seahawks' defense, this is week to start it. Los Angeles is last in NFL in total offense and has committed nine turnovers in past three games.
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