The NFL is set up with another great week of action. Eleven games will be up on the board throughout Sunday. One of these games will be between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. These two teams are battling it out for the top spot in the NFC West, which should lead to a great game on December 27. This game will kick off at around 4:25 PM Eastern time.
Los Angeles has put up a record of 9-5 throughout this season, which has them sitting in second place of the NFC West. The Rams are coming off a really tough loss to the Jets, but had won four of their last five games before that. Los Angeles will look to bounce back with a much needed divisional win in Week 16 as they try to earn back the top spot in the NFC West.
The Seahawks have posted a record of 10-4 so far this season, which has earned them the top spot in the NFC West. Seattle has won back to back games and four of their last five. The Seahawks will look to clinch their top spot in the division with a win in this one. Seattle has looked good throughout this season and will look to make sure they host a playoff game this postseason.
These two teams are in the thick of the playoff race as the last two weeks of the regular season are here. The Rams and the Seahawks will look to earn the top spot in the division with a win on Sunday afternoon. Los Angeles is coming off a shocking defeat last week and will need to have a short memory if they want to bounce back with a win in this one.
These two teams last met up in Week 10 in Los Angeles. Alex Collins had the only touchdown for Seattle, while Jason Myers made three field goals. Malcolm Brown had two touchdown rushes on the day, while Darrell Henderson had another rushing touchdown. The Rams were able to ride the strong defensive performance to a 23-16 win at home.
Los Angeles faced off against the New York Jets back in Week 15. Jared Goff had two touchdown passes on the day, but it was not enough to help lead the Rams to a victory. Same Darnold had a touchdown pass, while Frank Gore had a touchdown run. Sam Ficken had three field goals as New York pulled off the monumental upset 23-20.
The Seahawks met up with the Washington Football Team last week. Dwayne Haskins had a touchdown pass, while Peyton Barber had a touchdown rush. Russell Wilson had a touchdown pass, while Carlos Hyde had a touchdown run on the day. The Seahawks were able to keep Washington’s offense in check to earn a big 20-15 win to take control of the division.
The Rams were shocked by the winless Jets last week, while Seattle was able to break through on the Football Team. The Seahawks lost to Los Angeles back in Week 10, but will look to bounce back in this one. Seattle’s defense has looked better the last couple of weeks, but has not faced a good offense. If Los Angeles can get the offense going early, it might be too much for the Seahawks to handle.
Jared Goff is starting under center for Los Angeles this season. Goff has had a solid season to this point, but will need to step up as the postseason nears. He has thrown for 3718 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Goff has also rushed for 76 yards and 4 touchdowns. Last week Goff went 22-34 for 209 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception in the loss.
Russell Wilson continues to play strong as the starting QB for the Seahawks. Wilson has put up great numbers throughout this season. He has thrown for 3806 yards, 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Wilson has also rushed for 475 yards and a touchdown. He went 18-27 for 121 yards, a touchdown and an interception in last week’s win.
These two quarterbacks have helped lead their team to a strong record, but Wilson gives Seattle the advantage in this one. Wilson has been strong in the passing game this season, which has put him in the MVP conversation. Goff will need to step up a bit in this one if the Rams are going to earn the big win on the road. Los Angeles will also need their defense to slow down Wilson if they want the upset.
Offense vs Defense
The Rams offense has struggled a bit throughout the season, but their defense has dominated. Los Angeles has scored 345 points and gained 5365 yards of offense, which is 17th and 8th in the league this season. The Rams have held opposing teams to 269 points, which is 3rd in the NFL. Los Angeles has only given up 4005 yards, which is best in the league.
Seattle has been great on offense throughout this season, but the defense has not been strong. The Seahawks have scored 413 points, which is fourth in the NFL. Seattle has gained 5340 yards as well, which is 9th in the league. The Seahawks have allowed 339 points and 5427 yards to their opponents, which is 14th and 26th in the NFL.
The Rams defense has shined throughout this season, but they will have another tough task of limiting Seattle’s offense. The Seahawks have struggled to slow teams down, but have done a better job the last few weeks. Seattle has played against Washington and both New York teams, which all do not have impressive offensive units.
Los Angeles is coming off one of the most deflating defeats of the season. The Rams are still in the hunt for the division though, which will mean they need a short memory in this one. Los Angeles came out complacent last week and they will not make the same mistake in this one. I think the Rams will come out quickly and attack the Seahawks defense.
BetOnline has this game listed as a pick. This gives even odds to both teams in this matchup. I agree with this line as this game could decide the division winner. If Los Angeles can stay strong on defense, they should be able to break through on the Seahawks defense. Seattle’s pass defense has struggled and I expect the Rams to go after them early. I like the Rams to take over on Sunday afternoon.