SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks will look to clinch their eighth playoff berth in 10 seasons under head coach Pete Carroll with a win/tie against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.
The Seahawks' win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, coupled with the San Francisco 49ers loss to the Baltimore Ravens, put them in sole possession of first place in the NFC West for the first time this season.
The Seahawks ran for 218 yards and forced three Vikings turnovers in the 37-30 win - which was their fifth in a row.
Sunday night's game will be the third time in four games the Seahawks have played in prime time which should come as good news for Seahawks fans.
Since head coach Pete Carroll took over in 2010, the Seahawks are 29-5-1 in prime time games and are 10-2-1 on Sunday Night Football.
On the other side, the Rams are coming off a dominant 34-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
The Rams sit at 7-5, good for third place in the NFC West, and need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Seahawks defeated the Rams 30-29 in Week 5 on Thursday Night Football earlier this season.
The Rams' roster features numerous players that football fans in the Northwest will remember from their time in college.
Defensive back Taylor Rapp, originally from Bellingham, and defensive tackle Greg Gaines are both rookies who played at the University of Washington.
Center Coleman Shelton also played at the UW.
Wide receiver Cooper Kupp, originally from Yakima, and outside linebacker Samson Ebukam, are both in their third year in the NFL after playing at Eastern Washington University.
The Seahawks lead the all-time series against the Rams 24-18. Sunday's game begins at 5:20 p.m.
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