The Seattle Seahawks make their play for the NFC West Sunday as they host the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field.
Seattle already has a spot in the playoffs, but a win Sunday, coupled with a loss by San Francisco, and they can take the division and move up as high as the No. 3 seed.
The Seahawks have won four in a row, and have outscored their opponents 150-30 in their last three games. Last week, Seattle beat down the 49ers 42-13, led by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson’s four passing touchdowns, and running back Marshawn Lynch’s 111 yards and a touchdown.
The Seattle defense contributed a blocked field goal, a fumble recovery, and an interception, and didn’t allow a San Francisco touchdown until the fourth quarter.
The St. Louis Rams, the one team that gave the 49ers the most trouble this season, can hinder the Seahawks playoff dreams.
The Rams saw their playoffs chances dwindle away after a five game winless streak in the middle of the season, but have won four of their last five games. Last week St. Louis dropped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-13, thanks to five turnovers and a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown by Janoris Jenkins.
The game begins at 4:25 p.m. EDT and will be shown by FOX, or watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
Betting Odds: Seattle is favored by 11 points
Over/Under: 41 points
Prediction: Wilson could struggle against the Jenkins led St. Louis secondary, but the Rams offense has little fire power, and very little hope against Seattle’s defense. The Seahawks should win, and hope for a 49ers loss.
Predicted Score: Seattle 35, St. Louis 27