- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES (4-9) at SEATTLE (8-4-1)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. EST, NBC, NFLN

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 13

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Rams 4-7-2, Seahawks 6-6-1

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 21-16

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Seahawks 9-3, Sept. 18

LAST WEEK - Rams lost to Falcons 42-14; Seahawks lost to Packers 38-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 29; Seahawks No. 7

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (30), PASS (29).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (20), PASS (9).

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (19), PASS (12).

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (13), PASS (10).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Seahawks will clinch third NFC West title in past four seasons with victory. … First game for Rams since firing Jeff Fisher as coach. Special teams coach John Fassel serving as interim head coach. Fassel is son of former NFL coach Jim Fassel. … Rams have won three straight in series, including 23-17 win in Seattle last season. … QB Jared Goff making third career road start. He has four TD passes in first two road games. … Top overall draft pick Goff is winless in first four career starts. … RB Todd Gurley averaging just 3.3 yards per carry; Gurley averaged 4.8 yards per carry as rookie. He’s yet to top 85 yards rushing in game. … WR Kenny Britt needs 63 yards receiving for first 1,000-yard season of career. … Status of DE Robert Quinn in question after missing past two games with concussion. … DT Aaron Donald has four sacks and forced fumble in five career games vs. Seahawks. … … LB Alec Ogletree fourth in NFL with 117 tackles. He has 11 or more tackles in three of past four games. … Seahawks NFL’s only unbeaten team at home … Seahawks’ loss last week to Packers was worst since 2011. First time Seahawks lost by more than 10 points since Russell Wilson became QB. … Wilson’s five interceptions vs. Packers were career high. … Wilson has 23 TD passes and four interceptions at home since start of 2015 season. … Seahawks averaging 163.4 yards per game rushing in past four weeks. … TE Jimmy Graham has TD catch in past three home games. … Seahawks have fallen to fourth in scoring defense at 17.8 points per game. They have led league in scoring defense each of past four seasons. … Seahawks have one sack in past three games and just five in past five games. … DE Cliff Avril ranks fourth in NFC with 10 sacks. … LB Bobby Wagner leads NFL with 139 tackles and needs 15 to tie franchise single-season record. … Seahawks allowed 150.8 passer rating to Aaron Rodgers last week, highest allowed under Pete Carroll. … CB Richard Sherman tied for second in NFC with four interceptions. Fantasy Tip: If you own Seahawks’ defense, this is week to start it. Los Angeles is last in NFL in total offense and has committed nine turnovers in past three games.

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