Seattle Seahawks fans will get an extra 20 minutes of sleep to prepare for the game that will likely determine the NFC West champion.
The Seahawks-Rams matchup has been moved from a 1:05 p.m. PT kickoff on CBS in Week 16 to a 1:25 p.m. kickoff on FOX, the NFL announced Monday.
The two teams will face off for the second time this season. This time, the Rams will have to beat the Seahawks at Lumen Field if they want to claim the NFC West throne.
Seattle last saw the Rams on Nov. 15 at the new SoFi Stadium. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was 22 of 37 for 248 yards, had no touchdowns and threw two interceptions. He was also sacked 6 times. The Rams defense held the Seahawks, then the NFL's top-ranked scoring offense, to just 16 points in the 23-16 loss.
If the Seahawks beat Washington in Week 15 and the Rams beat the Jets in Week 15, both teams will remain tied (10-4) in the standings, making Week 16’s showdown a battle for NFC West supremacy. Week 16 will also have an immense impact on NFC playoff positioning.
It’s shaping up to be a tight race in the most intriguing division in the NFL. Is Week 16 here yet? The Seahawks and Rams kick off at 1:25 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27.