LOS ANGELES – The Rams and Seahawks meet for the second time this season Sunday night down in Los Angeles. It will be the second-in a row game in primetime for the Seahawks, who are falling off a Monday night prevail upon the Vikings.
The Seahawks improved their primetime record since 2010 to 29-5-1 with their Monday Night win, yet they are particularly great in Sunday night games holding a 10-2-1 record. Russell Wilson has been great against the Rams under the lights as he is 3-0 against the Rams in primetime games.
The last time the Seahawks and Rams played was additionally in primetime, and the Seahawks squeaked out a 30-29 win at home gratitude to normally dependable Rams placekicker Greg Zuerlein missing a 44-yard field objective with 11 seconds left in the game. The Rams might want some retribution while the Seahawks will be searching for the success and an establishment initial 7-0 record out and about. Likewise at stake for the Seahawks: A season finisher spot. Win or tie against the Rams and the Seahawks secure a spot.
Here are 4 things to watch in Sunday Night’s down between the Seahawks and Rams:
Tyler Lockett hasn’t been a hundred% on the grounds that he suffered a leg injuryin opposition to the 49ers in Mid-November. Lockett got herereturnedagainst the Eagles after the bye week and wasn’t precisely torching Philly’s protecting backs. Russell Wilson targeted Lockett handiestoncein the win over the Eagles. Last week, while his leg become feeling better, Lockett becamenow not. He wasone in all many Seahawks players attacked by the flu trojan horse and wasn’t feeling wonderfuluntil Sunday night rolled round. This week, the flu is long gone and Lockett is near a month eliminated from his painful leg injuryagainst the 49ers. A healthy Lockett against the Rams secondary could beamusingto watch for Seahawks fanatics. Lockett had 4 catches for fifty one yards in opposition to the Rams in October along with the toe-tapping touchdowncapture for a touchdown. Pete Carroll stated this week how eagerhe’sto see a healthful Lockett get to worktowards the Rams, “I’m nerve-racking for him to have this week and get returned at it. He changed intotruelysickultimate week. Real sick as a coupleguyshad been. It simply takes loads out of you. He’s doing higher.” The one high-quality to emerge for the Seahawks whilstnot having Tyler Lockett play like his traditionaldangerous and reliable self is that Russell Wilson has been ableto hook up with his different receivers and be powerful. Against the Vikings he finished passes to 7 different Seahawks gamers, Lockett turned intocenteredthreetimesbutfailed to make a seize. “Unfortunately, closinggame, we ran the ball like crazy,” Russell Wilson statedat some point of an interview session Thursday. ” He didn’t make the plays that all of usneed him to make that we know that he can do. He’ll get lower back into it and we’re enthusiastic about him getting again into that groove. Us getting returned in that groove. Anytime Tyler Lockett has the football in his fingers, it’s a goodelement for the Seattle Seahawks. We need to ensure that we get the soccer in his palms.”
2) Seahawks Defense
Pete Carroll storedsayingthroughthe first1/2 of the season that he becomeanticipating his protectionto comecollectively and play like theforce he knew they might be. Always the eternal optimist whose glass is halfcomplete and half–awesome, Pete Carroll in no way wavered after whichsome thing clicked in mid-November after the Tampa Bay recreation. The bypass rush beganto expose up, the run protectionstepped forward and the biggestaspect, takeaways, improvedbecause the Seahawks have compelled11 turnovers of theirfinal3games. The Seahawks protection is ranked 9th this week in Total groupdefense. In Pete Carroll’s footballworld, it iscontinuallyapproximately the ball and the takeaways the protection has produced have brought aboutmassive wins. “Yeah, we have been all a little bit frustratedlooking ahead to it to kind ofclick on in wherein we’re beginning to make somemattersmanifest,” Carroll said this week whileaskedapproximately his protection. ” We gauge it via if we get the ball. That’s one of thesefactor in how we play. We’ve been a bit bit quiet there for a chunk. It’s justform ofabout the manner you play. It happens. You create it and the possibilities come your way. You could make the most of it. It changesform of the finishing touch of the video games and all.” Turnovers will be the differencein this week’s gameagainst the Rams and in thenearvideo games the Seahawks play week after week, it makes all thedifference.
3) Carson and Penny
The two-headed monster that is the Seahawks runningsport has trulygainedlots of steam during the last few weeks. Monday night timeagainst the Vikings, the Seahawks rushed for 218 yards. Chris Carson had 102 yards on 23 consists of, Rashaad Penny who traded fatty ingredients like McDonalds for grilled fowl and broccoli had 15 contains for 74 yards, and bothgamers had touchdowns. The Rams like tostrain the quarterback, and that’s why Penny and Carson can be pivotal to the Seahawks offensive fulfillment this week. “They have a ton of trulyexcellentplayers over there,” left address Duane Brown stated Thursday beforeexercise. “They play properly, they’re rapid. It’s a project for us for positive. The run gamegoes to be essential; I suppose they virtually thrive in speeding the passer, they are attempting to make you one dimensional, and have you ever drop back and that’s kind ofwhilst the pin their ears back. So, we need to keep away from that form ofrecreation, particularly on the roadof theirsurroundings, and go from there.” The Seahawks will run the ball — as a team, they have run for 1,724 yards this season. That’s 3rdin the NFL going into this weekend and Chris Carson is a massivepurpose why. Carson is eighthinside the NFL this season in speeding with 231 carries for 981 yards. Look for Carson to interruptthrough the 1,000-backyard mark for the season sometimewithin the 1st regionin opposition to the Rams.
4) Can You “Diggs” It?
Quandre Diggs has converted the Seahawks protection. It’s now not a accident that the Seahawks protectionreallystarted outto come backcollectivelyas soon as Diggs recovered from the hamstring injury he had previous tojoining the Seahawks with the aid ofway of a trade the final week of October and started outgambling. Diggs has performedthreevideo games for the Seahawks and each week his impact is being felt more and more. Against the 49ers, Diggs had an interception, in opposition to the Eagles a fumble and fumble recuperation and ultimate week in opposition to the Vikings Diggs had one of these lay the lumber, don’t come lower back in my neighborhoodonce morewith outthinking about it , hits that precipitated you to do a double take. Diggs genuinely blasted Irv Smith of the Vikings with a clean, textual contentebook hit. The Legion of Boom rises again. There is no doubt that Diggs patrolling the secondary and has made a outstandingeffect. Pete Carroll might notmaintainlower back in giving Diggs the credit score he deserves for the Seahawks shieldingdevelopment: ““You can provide Q a fewcredit score on that. He has been a aspect. It feels like he’s been a element. I don’t realize if he becomesimply bolstering the pass rush from waylower back there, howevereverythingsimply picked up aboutthat time. If it become a twist of fate or whatever, I don’t recognize. Let’s give him credit score for it.” The Seahawks didn’t have Diggs final time they played the Rams, look for him to make an impact Sunday night time.