NFL PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES RAMS (10-6) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (12-4)

WILD CARD // SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2021 // 4:40 PM ET // LUMEN FIELD // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

PLAYOFF HISTORY:

LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 1-0

STREAKS: Rams won only meeting

LAST GAME: 1/8/05: Rams 27 at Seahawks 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 1/8/05

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 25-20

STREAKS: Rams have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 12/27/20: Rams 9 at Seahawks 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/27/20

PLAYOFF RECORDS:

RAMS: 21-26

SEAHAWKS: 17-17

OFFENSE PPG:

RAMS: 23.3

SEAHAWKS: 28.7

DEFENSE PPG:

RAMS: 18.5

SEAHAWKS: 23.3

TOTAL OFFENSE:

RAMS: 377.0

SEAHAWKS: 369.5

RAMS NOTES:

RAMS clinched playoff berth for 2nd time in past 3 seasons (2018). • SEAN MCVAY guided LAR to SB LIII appearance after 2018 season. • LOS ANGELES had 2 players selected to 2021 Pro Bowl roster: DL AARON DONALD & CB JALEN RAMSEY. • RAMS were only team with 2 players (WR COOPER KUPP & WR ROBERT WOODS) with 90+ catches each & 1 of 2 teams (PITTSBURGH) with 2 players (Donald & LB LEONARD FLOYD) with 10+ sacks each in 2020.

QB JARED GOFF passed for 3,952 yards & 20 TDs in 2020. Led LAR to SB LIII appearance (2018 season). Has 1,863 pass yards (310.5 per game) in his past 6 vs. Sea. Has 35+ completions & 350+ pass yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. QB JOHN WOLFORD had 287 total yards (231 pass, 56 rush) in 1st career start in Week 17. • RB CAM AKERS (rookie) has 80+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD. RB MALCOLM BROWN has 3 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. Sea. • WR ROBERT WOODS tied his career-highs in receptions (90) & rec. TDs (6) in 2020. Has 26 receptions for 314 yards (78.5 per game) in 4 career playoff games. Aims for his 5th in row in postseason with 5+ catches & 10th in row vs. Sea. with 4+ catches. WR COOPER KUPP had 92 receptions for 974 yards & 3 TDs in 2020. Had 8 catches for 69 yards & TD in only career postseason game (1/6/18 – NFC-W vs. Atl.). Has 5+ catches in 5 of his past 6 vs. Sea. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 8+ receptions. • DL AARON DONALD tied-2nd in NFL with 13.5 sacks. Leads NFL with 85.5 sacks since 2014 & surpassed HOFer DERRICK THOMAS (85) for 3rd-most sacks by player in 1st 7 seasons since 1982. Has 4 TFL in 4 career postseason games. Has 13 sacks & 20 TFL in 14 career games vs. Sea. LB LEONARD FLOYD had career-high 10.5 sacks in 2020. Had 5 sacks & FR in 2 games vs. Sea. in 2020 & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with 2+ sacks. Was 1 of 3 in NFC with 3 games of 2+ sacks in 2020. CB TROY HILL led NFL with 3 defensive TDs in 2020.

SEAHAWKS NOTES:

SEAHAWKS clinched NFC West for 1st time since 2016. • PETE CARROLL led Sea. to SB XLVIII championship after 2013 season. • SEATTLE had 7 players selected to 2021 Pro Bowl roster, tied most in NFL: S JAMAL ADAMS, ST NICK BELLORE, S QUANDRE DIGGS, WR DK METCALF, LS TYLER OTT, LB BOBBY WAGNER & QB RUSSELL WILSON. • SEAHAWKS were 1 of 3 teams (CAROLINA & KANSAS CITY) with 2 players (WR TYLER LOCKETT & Metcalf) each with 1,000+ rec. yards.

QB RUSSELL WILSON had career-high 40 TD passes & 4thcareer 4,000+ yard (4,212) season in 2020. Became 3rd QB with 30+ TD passes in 4 consecutive seasons. Has 26 TDs (23 pass, 3 rush) vs. 11 INTs for 96.7 rating in 15 career postseason starts. Has 18 TDs (16 pass, 2 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 107.8 rating in 9 career home starts vs. Rams. • RB CHRIS CARSON has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5. Has 420 scrimmage yards (105 per game) & rec. TD in 4 career games vs. LAR. Is 1 of 5 RBs with 9+ TDs in each of past 3 seasons. RB CARLOS HYDE had 6 rush TDs in his past 5 vs. LAR. • WR DK METCALF had career-high & franchise-record 1,303 rec. yards in 2020. Has 5+ receptions in 5 of his past 6. Has 9 rec. TDs in his past 9 at home. WR TYLER LOCKETT had career-high & franchise-record 100 receptions & had 2nd-consecutive 1,000- yard season (1,054) in 2020. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home vs. LAR. Has 120+ rec. yards in 2 of his last 3 postseason games. WR DAVID MOORE had career-high 6 rec. TDs in 2020. • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 9th-consecutive 100+ tackle (138) season. Has 137 tackles (9.1 per game), 4 PD & 2 INTs in 15 career postseason games. LB K.J. WRIGHT was only player with 10+ TFL (11) & 10+ PD (10) this season. Has 5+ tackles in 13 of his 14 career postseason games. DE CARLOS DUNLAP had 5 sacks & 6 TFL in 8 games with Sea. this season. DT JARRAN REED had 2 sacks in Week 16 meeting. S JAMAL ADAMS had career-high 9.5 sacks, most by DB in single season since 1985. S QUANDRE DIGGS had career-high 5 INTs, tied with HARRISON SMITH for most in NFC.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX/FOX Deportes (4:40 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Tom Rinaldi (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Mike Holmgren SIRIUS: 82 (LAR), 83 (Sea) | XM: 226 (LAR), 225 (Sea), 88 (National)