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The Seahawks are OK at cornerback with Richard Sherman winning his suspension appeal and Trufant returning, but they might be without linebacker Leroy Hill and right tackle Breno Giacomini.
Jeff Fisher has the Rams on the cusp of their first winning season since 2003. That said, he realizes how tough it will be to beat a Seattle team that has scored 150 points the past three weeks and possesses the No. 1 scoring defense in the league. A fake field goal is not likely to be enough this time.
Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, Russell Okung, Earl Thomas and Leon Washington were all deserving choices, while Richard Sherman and Chris Clemons were left out.
A three-game stretch of historic blowouts has turned Seattle into the team no one wants to play, but can the Seahawks go all the way?
The second-year receiver has had a disappointing season, but his two-touchdown game in the 42-13 blowout of the 49ers could be a harbinger of things to come in the playoffs.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes, and Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch ran for 111 yards and scored twice as the Hawks easily blew out the San Francisco 49ers 42-13 in Seattle and clinched a playoff berth for the second time in Pete Carroll’s three seasons.
Jason Jones is on IR with torn knee cartilage, but cornerbacks Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmond could return from hamstring injuries. Leading receiver Sidney Rice also is a game-time call with a sore knee.
A division title and playoff spot are on the line between NFC West rivals Seattle and San Francisco, who are near twins with their hard-hitting defenses, great running games and quarterbacks playing beyond their years.
Dropped passes and poor rush defense were the reasons the Seahawks lost 13-6 in San Francisco in Week Seven. Seattle will have to be better in both departments if it is going to win this time.
If the San Francisco 49ers had lost to New England last weekend, or if the Seattle Seahawks had been able to pull out one of those five close road losses earlier in the season, this grudge game would have been for the NFC West.