Sea­hawks (4-4) at Rams (8-1)

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Sun­day, 4:25 p.m. ET, Los An­ge­les Memo­rial Coli­seum, Los An­ge­les

TV: CBS

Danny Sheri­dan’s line: by 10

Sea­hawks’ keys to vic­tory: The Sea­hawks will go as far as QB Rus­sell Wil­son takes them, which could be all the way to the play­offs. To beat the Rams, how­ever, they’ll have to es­tab­lish the run with RBs Chris Car­son and Mike Davis. The Rams have been sus­cep­ti­ble to strong ground at­tacks this sea­son, and the Sea­hawks cer­tainly have the backfield tal­ent to rack up big yardage. In their first matchup, the Sea­hawks had 190 yards rush­ing, by far the most the Rams have al­lowed all sea­son.

Rams’ keys to vic­tory: The Sea­hawks have been just av­er­age against the run this sea­son, which could make for a big game for RB Todd Gur­ley. In Week 5 against Seat­tle, Gur­ley had 77 yards on 22 at­tempts, and he’ll be look­ing for even more yardage this time. The Rams were able to win 33-31 thanks to Gur­ley’s two sec­ond-half touch­downs, but he’ll have to be more effec­tive run­ning the ball this week. If Gur­ley strug­gles, the Rams could be in trou­ble.

Matchup to watch: Sea­hawks LG Ethan Po­cic vs. Rams DT Aaron Don­ald. Don­ald hardly had his best game of the sea­son against Seat­tle in Week 5, record­ing just one sack and one quar­ter­back hit. The Sea­hawks offen­sive line is much im­proved this sea­son and made a con­certed effort to slow down Don­ald.

Who wins? This game won’t be as high scor­ing as the teams’ first meet­ing, but Gur­ley will be bet­ter and the Rams de­fense will step up against a Sea­hawks offense that played un­ex­pect­edly well against L.A. the first time.

Rams, 28-20 Rams SEA­HAWKS SCHED­ULE

L ......... at Den­ver ......... 27-24 L ........ at Chicago ........ 24-17 W ............ Dal­las ............ 24-13 W ........ at Ari­zona ........ 20-17 L ......... L.A. Rams ......... 33-31 W . at Oak­land (Lon.) . 27-3 Oct. 21 ............... Bye ............... W ......... at Detroit ......... 28-14 L ...... L.A. Charg­ers ...... 25-17 Nov. 11 ..at L.A. Rams ..4:25 Nov. 15 .... Green Bay .... 8:20 Nov. 25 ....... at Carolina ....... 1 Dec. 2 ..San Fran­cisco ..8:20 Dec. 10 .... Min­nesota .... 8:15 Dec. 16...at San Fran .... 4:05 Dec. 23 ...Kansas City ...8:20 Dec. 30 ....... Ari­zona ....... 4:25

W ....... at Oak­land ....... 33-13 W ............ Ari­zona ............ 34-0 W ..... L.A. Charg­ers ..... 35-23 W ........ Min­nesota ........ 38-31 W ......... at Seat­tle ......... 33-31 W ......... at Den­ver ......... 23-20 W...at San Fran­cisco...39-10 W ........ Green Bay ........ 29-27 L .... at New Or­leans .... 45-35 Nov. 11 ....... Seat­tle ....... 4:25 Nov. 19 K.C. (Mex. City) 8:15 Nov. 25 ............... Bye ............... Dec. 2 ......... at Detroit ......... 1 Dec. 9 ........ at Chicago ........ 1 Dec. 16...Philadel­phia...8:20 Dec. 23 ..... at Ari­zona ..... 4:05 Dec. 30 .San Fran­cisco .4:25

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