NFL Sunday Week 16 : Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction and Analysis

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December 26, 2020 10:48 pm

As we approach Week 16 of the regular season, Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks find themselves at the summit of the NFC West division table. They are currently on a 10-4 record. The Seahawks will take on divisional rivals Los Angeles Rams this weekend in what is poised to be their most significant game of the current season.

Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week 16 Game Day predictions.

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Seattle Seahawks gear up for crunch NFC West showdown

After a brilliant start to their 2020 NFL campaign, the Seattle Seahawks are battling hard to seal a playoff spot ahead of their NFC counterparts. Quarterback Russell Wilson, along with wide receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, have all been impressive all season. But now coach Carroll needs a combined team effort to get through two crucial fixtures in the coming weeks.

The Seahawks are unbeaten in their last two league encounters. A win on Sunday will put them in pole position to win the NFC West. But the question is can they pull through when it matters the most? We’ll have to wait and see.

Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey fired up for the Los Angeles Rams

Sean McVay’s Los Angeles Rams are having a strong outing in the NFL this year. Not many expected them to challenge for the NFC West title in a division that also consists of teams like Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers. Franchise quarterback Jared Goff along with wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods will be key for the Rams on Sunday against the Seahawks.

But the major emphasis to pull off a win will rely on the shoulders of defensive stars, DE Aaron Donald and CB Jalen Ramsey. If the duo manage to keep the likes of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett away from the Endzone, the Rams might just sneak away with the NFC West title.

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NFL Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams Team Updates

Seattle – Out

RB DeeJay Dallas – Ankle

Questionable

T Brandon Shell – Ankle

SS Damarious Randall – Foot

Doubtful

G Mike Iupati – Neck

Los Angeles – Out

RB Cam Akers – Ankle

Seahawks vs Rams Prediction

Seattle Seahawks 37 – 33 Los Angeles Rams

Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) attempts to leap over the tackle of Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (24) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

This encounter promises to be a feisty affair with both teams challenging for glory. They will not hold back and push for a win. The Seahawks will be favourites since they’re playing at home at the CenturyLink Field but the Rams have the weapons to pull off a win away from home. Make sure you don’t miss out on this game!

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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