Los Angeles Rams (3-1) in Seattle (2-2)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. EDT, Fox/NFL Network
Opening Line: Rams 1 1-2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Against spreads: Rams 2-2; Seahawks 2-2.
Series Record: The Seahawks lead 25-22.
Final Meeting: The Rams beat the Seahawks 30-20, Jan. 9 in Seattle.
Last week: Rams lost to Cardinals 37-20; The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 28-21.
RAMS OFFENSE: Overall (10), Rush (23), Pass (4), Scoring (6).
RAMS DEFENSE: Overall (27), Rush (21), Pass (25), Scoring (18).
Seahawks Offenses: Overall (19), Rush (18), Pass (17), Scoring (10).
Seahawks Defense: Overall (32), Rush (32), Pass (28), Scoring (19T).
Turnover Differential: Rams 0; Seahawks Plus-3.
rams players to watch
WR Cooper Kupp. The Rams’ top wide receiver gets more pleasure out of coming home and putting up a big game against a team he’s grown up watching. The former East Washington star has had 29 career receptions and two touchdowns against the Seahawks in Seattle. Kupp is quickly joined by QB Matthew Stafford and leads the NFL with five TD catches.
Seahawks players to watch
RB Chris Carson. It’s hard to understand Carson’s season to date. He has run at least 80 yards twice. He is pitched for 30 and 31 yards in the other two matches. He has run the ball no more than 16 times in a game, but averages a solid 4.3 yards per attempt. In five career games against the Rams, Carson has conceded at least 69 yards each and a couple of 100-yard games. It takes a week to increase their workload.
DK Metcalf vs Jalen Ramsey is always a must-see matchup. Seattle’s mammoth goal against the Rams’ lockdown cornerback would make for great theatre. Metcalf is troubled by a foot problem that surfaced last week and has taken just four catches off eight goals in the 49ers.
Seattle’s defensive line could be thin, with Darrell Taylor (ankle), Benson Mayowa (neck) and Carlos Dunlop (toe) all undecided due to injuries. The Seahawks are playing more alignment with five defensive linemen, but may lack the depth to do so against the Rams.
This will be the 48th matchup between the teams, including after the season. The 47th would long stand for the upcoming Rams in Seattle and take a 30-20 win in last season’s NFC wild-card game. The Rams took a 20-10 halftime lead and went 30-13 in the fourth quarter. It was the first home playoff loss for Seattle since losing to the Rams in the 2004 playoffs. … The last time the teams played on Thursday night was 2019 when Seattle won 30-29.
statistics and content
The Rams are 3-1 in Thursday’s game under Sean McVay, the only loss coming to Seattle in 2019… Stafford is second in the NFL in TD passes (11) and third in yard passing (1,222) and passer ratings (117.6). is in place. ) He is the only quarterback this season to have at least 275 passing yards and two TD passes in each of the first four games. … Aaron Donald has 15 sacks and 40 QB hits against the Seahawks in 14 career games. … Wilson is one of two quarterbacks with at least 100 pass attempts this season who have not thrown an interception. Denver’s Teddy Bridgewater is another. … Wilson leads the league with a passer rating of 129.9. … Wilson has received a passer rating of 110-or-higher in each of his first four games this season and made no interceptions, being the only player to join John Haddle in 1973 and Milt Plum in 1960. Were.
McVay said he hopes RB Darrell Henderson Jr. will play despite the pain in his ribs. It’s big against a Seattle defense that’s the last time in the NFL allowing yards and trying to hit 4.6 yards per attempt.
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