Russell Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to the NFC West Championship this season. Pete Carroll’s boys ended the season with a 26-23 win over divisional rivals, San Francisco 49ers. They ended the season with a 12-4 record, winning the NFC West above 2nd-placed Los Angeles Rams.
Sean McVay’s boys made their way to an 18-7 win over Kyler Murray’s Arizona Cardinals in Week 17. With both teams fresh off a win and hungry for more, Saturday’s game at the CenturyLink Field will prove to be a treat for NFL fans.
Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Wild Card Round Playoff predictions.
The Pete Carroll-coached Seattle Seahawks made a strong start to the season by winning their first 5 games. They’ve been a bit inconsistent since Week 5, but QB Russell Wilson has taken his game to a new level in 2020.
The 32-year-old is in the NFL MVP conversation having thrown for 4,200+ yards with 40 passing touchdowns last year. He will look to stake his claim on the prized honor by putting in a statement leader’s display this weekend.
He will have the support of talented wideouts, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who are both having decent individual seasons themselves. Coach Carroll will welcome safety Jamal Adams for the Rams game.
Once again, it’s the story of the underdogs that will take center stage in Seattle on Saturday evening. The #6 seed LA Rams face #3 Seattle Seahawks in a classic NFC West showdown clash.
But with visiting QB Jared Goff fresh off a finger surgery, is lady fortune in favor of the latter at the moment? Regardless, WR Cooper Kupp will be on the field trying to make some big-game plays in this Wild Card Playoff.
The Rams will have to rely on their defensive prowess which helped them beat the Cardinals in Week 17. NFL All-Pros, Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Donald, will be their 2 top players tonight.
Coach McVay knows the importance of shutting down Wilson and Metcalf before they find their rhythm. He will come prepared.
OT Jarran Reed – Oblique
CB – Shaquil Griffin
LB Micah Kiser – Knee
QB Jared Goff – Right thumb
The 5’11” quarterback in the picture above is going to be the deciding factor in this Seahawks vs Rams Wild Card encounter. Both teams are strong on paper, in their own respective categories.
But coach Carroll will use the experience of a player like Wilson to help the other players on the pitch up their level of play.
Breaking free from the clutches of Aaron Donald is no small task. But if anyone can do it, it’s got to be ‘DangeRuss’ Wilson. Will Russ cook tonight? Tune in to find out.