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Rams-Seahawks Preview Capsule

October 4, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-0) at SEATTLE (2-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Rams by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Los Angeles 3-0-1, Seattle 1-2-1

SERIES RECORD —Seahawks lead 23-17

LAST MEETING — Rams beat Seahawks 42-7, Dec. 17, 2017

LAST WEEK - Rams beat Vikings 38-31; Seahawks beat Cardinals 20-17

AP PRO32 RANKING — Rams No. 1, Seahawks No. 18

RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (7), PASS (2).

RAMS DEFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (5), PASS (15).

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (17), PASS (29).

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (27), PASS (5).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — First of two meetings between top two teams in NFC West. ... Last meeting Rams handed Seahawks worst loss of Pete Carroll’s tenure as Seattle coach. ... Rams 4-0 for first time since 2001 when started 6-0 and finished 14-2 while in St. Louis. ... Rams with 10 days off after Thursday night victory over Vikings in Week 4. ... QB Jared Goff threw for career-high 465 yards and five TDs in Week 4. Fifth player in league history with 450 yards, five TDs and zero INTs in game. ... Goff first QB with at least 350 yards passing and 75 percent completions in three straight games. ... RB Todd Gurley second in NFL with 338 yards rushing and 532 total yards. He had 152 yards rushing and four total TDs in last game vs. Seahawks. ... WRs Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods all had 100 yards receiving in Week 4. .. Kupp had career highs in receptions (9), yards (162) and TDs (2) in Week 4. ... DT Aaron Donald has six games with two or more sacks since 2015, second most in league. Donald tied career-high three sacks in last game vs. Seahawks. ... Rams signed K Cairo Santos to replace Sam Ficken. Regular K Greg Zuerlein is injured. ... Carroll has tied Mike Holmgren’s club record with 90 wins, counting regular season and postseason. Carroll has 81 regular-season wins. ... Seahawks lost S Earl Thomas (broken leg), TE Will Dissly (patellar tendon) to season-ending injuries in Week 4. ... QB Russell Wilson has eight TD passes, zero INTs in past four home games. ... Wilson has most regular season wins in franchise history with 75. ... RB Mike Davis rushed for career-high 101 yards, two TDs in Week 4. ... Seahawks have consecutive games of running backs rushing for 100 yards for first time since 2014. ... RB Chris Carson expected back after missing Week 4 with hip injury. ... WR Tyler Lockett has TD catches in three of four games. Had two TD catches last season. ... DT Jarran Reed has three sacks in past two games. He had three career sacks in first two seasons combined. ... LB Mychal Kendricks suspended indefinitely by NFL for violating personal conduct policy. He’d started two of past three games. ... LB Austin Calitro expected to make second start of season in place of Kendricks. ... S Tedric Thompson to make first start in place of Thomas. ... Fantasy tip: Gurley had never rushed for more than 83 yards against Seattle until last season, when he broke out for 152 yards. With Seattle’s defense ranked 27th at stopping run, it could be another big game for Gurley.

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