For the third time this season, the Seattle Seahawks will meet with their NFC West rivals.
After clinching the third seed in the NFC, Seattle will face the sixth-seeded Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round on Saturday at Lumen Field.
Nearly two weeks ago in Week 16, the Seahawks came away with a 20-9 victory over the Rams in Seattle. During the two teams’ first meeting in Week 10, Seattle fell 23-16 at SoFi Stadium.
This is just the second time ever the Rams and Seahawks will meet in the playoffs. The other occasion came during the 2004 season when the Rams, then 8-8, took down the Seahawks (9-7) in the Wild Card Round.
For the first time this season, Seattle's injury list is short. Only three players are listed as questionable heading into Saturday, cornerback Shaquill Griffin (hamstring), defensive tackle Jarran Reed (oblique) and running back Rashaad Penny (knee), who was a late add to the injury report on Friday. Safety Jamal Adams, who left last week's game with a shoulder injury, did not have a designation on the final injury report. He says there's "no question" he'll play on Saturday.
The Rams, on the other hand, played in Week 17 without quarterback Jared Goff, who had surgery on his thumb following LA’s loss to Seattle in Week 16. McVay says he won’t announce the Rams’ starter, Goff or John Wolford, until game-time. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who has been out since Week 10 with a knee injury, will be available for Saturday’s meeting.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Seahawks Wild Card matchup with the Los Angeles Rams:
- Seattle has a 10-game winning streak in playoff games at Lumen Field dating back to the 2005 season.
- The Seahawks are 17-17 all-time in the postseason and hold a 12-2 home record.
- Seattle’s 51-man roster totals 142 games of playoff experience with three remaining players playing in both Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl XLIX.
- Seahawks: -171
- Los Angeles Rams: +145
- Seahawks: -3 (-115)
- Los Angeles Rams: +3 (-105)
- O/U: 42 (-115)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Saturday, January 9
Where: Lumen Field | Seattle, Washington
Start time: 1:40 p.m. PT
TV channel: Fox