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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 23: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball during the first quarter  of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on December 23, 2012 in Seattle,Wa. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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David DanielsSenior Writer IDecember 26, 2012

Believe it or not, the St. Louis Rams actually beat the Seattle Seahawks this season.

Of course, that was all the way back in Week 4. This is a different Seahawks team that they’ll be facing, one that has dropped a grand total of 150 points on its last three opponents and only allowed 30.

Have fun with that.

Here’s everything you need to know about this Week 17 matchup.

 

Where: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.

When: Sunday, Dec. 30 at 4:25 p.m. ET

Watch: Fox, NFL RedZone or online at Game Rewind

Listen: Sirius XM Radio: 93 or online at Audio Pass

Betting Line: No line, according to Bovada

 

What’s At Stake?

The Seahawks have already locked up a playoff spot, but they’ll take no prisoners against the Rams.

If the Seahawks win and the San Francisco 49ers lose, Seattle wins the division. And if the Seahawks win and both the 49ers and Green Bay Packers lose, Seattle earns a first-round bye.

St. Louis has nothing to play for except bragging rights and to prevent all that from happening.

 

Rams Injury Report (via ESPN, as of Dec. 25) 

No injuries to report

 

Seahawks Injury Report (via ESPN, as of Dec. 25)

Marcus Trufant (hamstring), CB, Questionable

Walter Thurmond (hamstring), CB, Questionable 

 

Fantasy Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em and Sleeper

Start: Marshawn Lynch

Lynch has rushed for six touchdowns in the past four games and eclipsed the century mark in three straight. St. Louis’ defense may be solid, but it’s no match for Skittles.

 

Sit: Sam Bradford

Bradford played well the past two weeks, so you may be tempted to start him.

Against the Seahawks, resist that temptation. Seattle’s defense is a turnover-creating machine.

 

Sleeper: Doug Baldwin

Baldwin caught four passes last week for 53 yards and two touchdowns.

He only caught one other TD this season, so the performance could either be a fluke or the start of something great.

 

What They’re Saying

As impressive as Russell Wilson has been this season, Mike Greenburg of ESPN still isn’t convinced he’s the Offensive Rookie of the Year:

Yes, I love the #Seahawks. And Russell Wilson. But, no, I've not changed my mind. Andrew Luck is rookie of the year. #Colts

— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) December 25, 2012

While we’re talking Rookie of the Year, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, St. Louis believes it has one in Janoris Jenkins:

Working on my notes for Week 17 ... Putting it mildly -- Rams are real pleased with Jenkins, who they think deserves DROY consideration.

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 24, 2012

 

Rams Player to Watch: Chris Givens

Givens has shown flashes of brilliance this season. He caught a total of 16 balls for 207 yards and a touchdown in Weeks 12 and 13. In the last three, though, he’s reeled in just seven for 85.

His performance in the season finale will help the Rams decide whether or not to select a wideout early in the 2013 NFL draft.

 

Seahawks Player to Watch: Russell Wilson

Wilson is incredible. Overshadowed by Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III all season long, the third-round pick is leading the hottest team in the NFL.

The former Wisconsin Badger has a passer rating of 98.0 this season, and it has risen about 125.0 in four games. He may need to put up another to steal the Rookie of the Year award from the media-adored Luck or RGIII.

 

Key Matchup: Sam Bradford vs. Richard Sherman

Bradford has thrown an interception in five out of the past six contests. Sherman has seven picks on the season, including a trio in the last three.

He’s been one of the most dominant defenders in the NFL this season and could take over once again against the Rams’ inconsistent QB, who St. Louis would love to see end his shaky season on a high note.

 

On the Hot Seat: None

St. Louis look like it has a fairly promising future under Jeff Fisher.

And I guess you could say that Pete Carroll is on the hot seat, because everything he touches right now catches on fire.

 

Prediction

The Rams need a miracle to avoid it getting ugly. The Seahawks roll, again.

Seattle by 17 (It’s Christmastime, I’m in a merciful mood.)

 

David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.

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