Seahawks-Rams Preview Capsule
LOS ANGELES (AP) — SEATTLE (4-4) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (8-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Rams by 8
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Seattle 4-3-1, Los Angeles 4-4-1
SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead 23-18
LAST MEETING — Rams beat Seahawks, 33-31, Oct. 7, 2018
LAST WEEK — Chargers beat Seahawks, 25-17; Saints beat Rams, 45-35
AP PRO32 RANKING — Seahawks No. 13, Rams No. 4
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (3), PASS (27).
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (21), PASS (6).
RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (1), PASS (5).
RAMS DEFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (13), PASS (14).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Rivalry game carries extra importance as Rams could take 4 ½-game lead in NFC West standings with first season sweep of Seahawks since 2015. ... Seahawks have won four of six, while Rams have won eight of nine. Both teams bouncing back from losses, however. ... Seahawks' plus-9 turnover differential is third best in NFL, while Rams' plus-7 is fifth. ... Both teams boasting potent ground games. Rams are tops in NFL during another dominant season from Todd Gurley, but Seahawks are No. 1 since Week 3 with 159.8 yards per game on ground. ... Rams have three receivers (Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp) with more yards receiving than Seahawks leader Tyler Lockett's 416. Gurley isn't far behind at 362. ... When Rams beat Seahawks in Seattle last month, LA QB Jared Goff passed for 321 yards, while Russell Wilson threw three TD passes. Gurley rushed for three scores. ... Rivals haven't played their two annual meetings this close together since 2011. ... Seahawks have won three straight road games. They also won at Coliseum last season. ... Rams have never lost back-to-back regular-season games under Sean McVay, going 4-0 last year. ... Gurley has scored TD in 12 consecutive games, longest regular-season streak in team history. ... Gurley's 102 points lead NFL by large margin. Nine of next top 11 scorers in league are kickers. ... Rams DT Aaron Donald is second in NFL with 10 sacks. Rams are 14-0 when Donald gets a sack over past two seasons. Donald has sacked Wilson eight times — most of any QB he has faced. ... Rams have 2,828 yards passing, second most in franchise history through nine games, trailing only 2000 Greatest Show on Turf (3,466). ... Fantasy tip: Rams WR Kupp is back from two significant injuries and more vital than ever to LA offense. He is tied for eighth in NFL with six TD catches despite missing most of three games, and typically comes up big at home. Washington state native was sidelined last month in Seattle by concussion, then hurt knee in Denver one week later.
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