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NFL Capsule: Rams at Seahawks

By The Associated Press
    2012-12-27 12:48

ST. LOUIS (7-7-1) At SEATTLE (10-5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 10

2012 RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 10-5; Seattle 11-4

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 17-12

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 18; Seahawks No. 5

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Seahawks 19-13, Sept. 30

LAST WEEK - Rams beat Buccaneers 28-13; Seahawks beat 49ers 42-13

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (19), PASS (19)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (16), PASS (15)

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (2), PASS (27)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (11), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seattle has already wrapped up postseason berth and will be No. 5 seed in NFC playoffs at worst. A win over St. Louis and San Francisco loss would give Seattle division title and at least No. 3 seed. If both 49ers and Packers lose, Seattle could jump as high as No. 2 seed. ... Rams trying to finish with winning record for first time since 2003. Rams finished 8-8 in both 2004 and '06. ... Rams only NFC West team without division loss (4-0-1). ... Rams beat Seahawks in Week 4 19-13 on strength of special teams. K Greg Zuerlein kicked four field goals and P Johnny Hekker threw 2-yard TD pass in win. ... No Rams were voted as starters/reserves for Pro Bowl. ... QB Sam Bradford needs 63 yards passing to set career high for single-season. Has 3,450 yards. ... RB Steven Jackson has 990 yards rushing and would become sixth NFL player with eight straight seasons of at least 1,000 yards. ... Rams tied for third in NFL with 46 sacks. ... CB Janoris Jenkins has four TD returns this season - three by interception, one by fumble - most ever by rookie defensive player. ... Seattle trying to reach 11-win mark for the third time in franchise history, last coming in 2005 (13-3). ... Seahawks riding four-game winning streak, longest of coach Pete Carroll's tenure, and longest since 2007. ... Seahawks have outscored last three opponents 150-30. ... Seattle scored 100 straight points at home until giving up David Akers' field goal in the second quarter last Sunday, becoming first team since 1991 Redskins to score 100 straight points at home. ... QB Russell Wilson needs two TD passes to set NFL record for most TDs passing by a rookie. Wilson has 25 thanks to a four-TD night last week against 49ers. Peyton Manning holds record with 26 in 1998. ... With a win, Wilson becomes first QB to go 8-0 at home in rookie season. ... Seahawks have top scoring defense in NFL at 15.5 ppg. ... Seahawks fourth-ranked overall defense in the NFL. ... LB Bobby Wagner No. 3 in NFL for total tackles among rookies with 130. ... CB Richard Sherman won his appeal of a four-game suspension, and will be available for Sunday's game and playoffs.

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