Rams starting QB
Sean McVay told Jay Glazer that John Wolford will start at QB and Jared Goff will serve as his backup.
Game day inactives
Rams: QB Blake Bortles, WR Trishton Jackson, TE Brycen Hopkins, OL Brian Allen, OL Tremayne Anchrum
Seahawks: RB Rashaad Penny, RB DeeJay Dallas, TE Luke Willson, TE Colby Parkinson, CB Linden Stephens, OT Chad Wheeler
The Seattle Seahawks will host their divisional rival, the Los Angeles Rams, in the Wild Card round of the 2021 NFL playoffs. The game is scheduled for Saturday, January 9th, with kickoff set for 4:40 p.m. ET. The game will air on FOX. If the Seahawks win the game, they will face the Saints on the road, or host the Washington Football Team or Bucs in the Divisional round. If the Rams win, they will face the Packers, Washington or Bucs on the road.
How the Rams and Seahawks got here
The Rams seem to have finally gotten over their 2018 Super Bowl hangover and have found their way back to the playoffs in the Wild Card round. Though this unit saw scored the fewest points since back in the Jeff Fischer days of 2016, their defense absolutely dominated opposing offenses. The team leaned on defensive superstars Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey to control the game script as Sean McVay looked to create offensive opportunities with Jared Goff and company. They finished the year at 10-6 — their fourth consecutive winning season.
The Seahawks started 2020 hot on offense with a 5-0 record, scoring 31 or more points in all-but-one game leading into Week 10... when they played the Rams in SoFi Stadium. Week 10 and beyond, the Seahawks dipped from a stunning 34.3 points per game down to an average of 16. Russell Wilson will certainly face a challenge against the Rams, who has a 3-5 record against the team since Sean McVay became head coach in 2017.
How to watch
Date: Saturday, January 9
Time: 4:40 p.m. ET
TV channel: FOX
Live stream: FOX Sports
Current odds for Rams vs. Seahawks
Point spread: Seahawks -4.5
Point total: 42.5
Moneyline: Seahawks -200, Rams +175