- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES (9-4) at SEATTLE (8-5), 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX.

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Rams 8-5, Seahawks 5-7-1

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 23-16

LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Rams 16-10, Oct. 8

LAST WEEK - Rams lost to Eagles 43-35; Seahawks lost to Jaguars 30-24

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 5; Seahawks No. 10.

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (14), PASS (9).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (28), PASS (11).

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (18), PASS (7).

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (8), PASS (16).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - NFC West lead at stake. Seahawks move into first place with win due to tiebreaker. … Teams split past six meetings. … Rams 3-0 coming off loss this season. … Rams second in NFL averaging 30.5 points per game. Held under 20 points only twice, once by Seahawks. … Rams outscoring opponents 106-20 in third quarter. … Rams QB Jared Goff went 5-1 with 12 TDs, one INT in past six road games. … Goff’s 109.9 passer rating on road stands second in league. … RB Todd Gurley leads NFL with 13 total TDs; second in league with 1,637 yards from scrimmage. He leads NFC in rushing. …WR Robert Woods (shoulder) expected to play after missing past three games. … WR Sammy Watkins has TD catch in three straight games and five in past six games. … Rookie WR Cooper Kupp had career-high 118 yards receiving last week, leads NFL rookie WRs with 783 yards receiving. He dropped potential winning TD late in first meeting with Seahawks. … Rams allowing 5.1 yards per carry in past four games, giving up at least 118 yards rushing in each game. Run defense dropped to 28th in league. … DT Aaron Donald has sack in three straight games. … DE Robert Quinn has 12 sacks in 11 career games vs. Seahawks. … Seahawks QB Russell Wilson second in NFL with 29 TD passes. … He’s set NFL record with 17 fourth-quarter TD passes. Previous record was 15. … Wilson leads Seahawks in rushing with 482 yards. … Wilson needs one TD pass and 18 yards rushing to be first QB with 500 yards rushing and 30 TD passes in same season. … Seahawks 23-4 following regular-season loss since Wilson’s arrival in 2012. … RB Mike Davis expected to play despite rib injury. He has 166 yards from scrimmage in past two games. … TE Jimmy Graham’s nine TD catches tied for second in NFL. Graham had no catches on two targets in loss to Jags. … Seahawks could be down five Pro Bowl players on defense due to injuries: DE Cliff Avril, S Kam Chancellor, CB Richard Sherman out for season; LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring), LB K.J. Wright (concussion) status in question. Veteran Michael Wilhoite would start if Wagner can’t go. … Wagner tied for fourth in NFL with 115 tackles. … CB Shaquill Griffin leads NFC rookies with 13 passes defensed. … Seahawks had zero sacks vs. Jags. Second time this season Seattle failed to get sack. … Fantasy tip: If you’re desperate for RB, Seattle’s Davis isn’t craziest play. He’s rushed for at least 60 yards in past two games and while that’s not much, it’s better than Seattle has been this season. LA run defense has been vulnerable of late.

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