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5 Things To Know About The Seahawks' Week 18 Opponent, The Los Angeles Rams

Learn more about Seattle’s Week 18 opponent, the Los Angeles Rams.

TTK WEEK 18

In Week 13, the Seahawks defeated the Los Angeles Rams 27-23 on the road. Now, the Seahawks host the Rams looking to stay alive for a playoff berth, while the Rams come to Seattle looking to play spoiler. Here are five things to know about Seattle's division rival ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale:

Baker Mayfield: Fresh Start

Oklahoma alum Baker Mayfield will be under center for the Rams on Sunday. Los Angeles acquired the sixth-year gunslinger, who was claimed off waivers after being granted a release from the Carolina Panthers in December.

In four games of participation with his third team, Mayfield is 2-2, including an improbable comeback win over the Raiders days after joining the Rams. Coming off a 31-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Mayfield looks to end the season on a high note.

Tyler Higbee: Primary Weapon

With one game remaining and wideout Cooper Kupp on the IR, tight end Tyler Higbee is the team's leading receiver with 587 yards on 68 receptions.

Despite struggling with a nagging elbow injury, Higbee has scored three times in the last three weeks..

Van Jefferson: Movin' On Up

Third-year Rams wideout Van Jefferson has been provided extra opportunity to play more due to the injury bug impacting Los Angeles throughout the year. On the year, the Florida native has 21 catches for 308 yards and three touchdowns. Coming off a season-high 77 yards in the Rams' 31-3 Week 17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle's secondary will do its best to neutralize the rising 26-year-old.

Cobie Durant: Ballhawk Mentality

Rams rookie corner Cobie Durant continues to fight his way up the depth chart. The South Carolina State alum has recorded three interceptions along with five passes defensed in just eight games played.

In Week 16, Durant recorded two interceptions in a 51-14 blowout over the Denver Broncos on Christmas Day.

Rams injury updates: Ben Skowronek, Brian Allen, Nick Scott, Aaron Donald

With several key players on the injured reserve including wideout Cooper Kupp, quarterback Matthew Stafford and wideout Allen Robinson - the Rams are severely hobbled approaching the season finale. After starting the week with nine players on the injury report, four have been ruled out.

Coach Sean McVay discussed the shoulder injury of safety Nick Scott, who is ruled out for Sunday's contest.

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"It's unfortunate that his shoulder won't allow him to finish up this year," said McVay. "But I can't say enough good things about Nick Scott."

Center Brian Allen and wideout Ben Skowronek both are out due to calf injuries that have hobbled them for the backend of the season.

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been ruled out for the season finale due to an ankle injury, one that also kept him out of the Week 13 meeting with Seattle. The 100-sack club member and Pittsburgh alum leaves a big void in the middle for a Rams defense looking to end its season on a positive note.

The Seahawks practiced on Thursday, January 5 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in preparation for Week 18 vs. the Los Angeles Rams. Seahawks practice photos are presented by Gatorade.

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