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Wednesday Round-Up: What The Rams Move To L.A. Means For The Seahawks

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Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Jan. 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Rams To Head West

After a 21-year run in St. Louis, NFL owners voted Tuesday to endorse the Rams' relocation to Los Angeles, the same city the Rams played in for 48 years prior to the 1995 season. The team's move means the Seahawks' annual visits to its NFC West rival in St. Louis will be replaced by yearly trips to southern California.

"For us, I think it's great," Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said at his Wednesday afternoon press conference. "I love that we're playing in the west for all of the California guys and all that. It's fun to have a chance to play down there in our division, so we'll enjoy that part of it."

Starting in 2016 and until a new stadium is built, the Rams are expected to play at L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the current home of the USC Trojans and where Carroll coached from 2001-09.

"That'll be fun," Carroll said. "It won't quite feel at home because we'll be in the visitor's locker room, but that'll be fun to be there."

The Seahawks' flight times for games against the Rams will be significantly shorter, with the team's roughly 1,700-mile trips to the Midwest turning into roughly 950-mile trips to L.A. The move also likely means one less 10 a.m. PT kickoff for the Seahawks, which is where the club's games were typically slotted when playing against the Rams at St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome.

"Yeah, it's nice, it's awesome," said Compton, Calif. native Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. "Don't have to fly to St. Louis every year, it's a win. That's a trip you take off, you stay all west coast. You don't have the time change, you don't have the 10 o'clock games anymore. It's a win for us."

In L.A., the Rams could be joined by the Chargers, who have a one-year option to decide if they want to relocate. If the Chargers do not exercise that option to move to L.A., then the Raiders will have a one-year option to join the Rams down south.

Brock Huard's Chalk Talk

Former University of Washington and Seahawks quarterback turned football analyst Brock Huard shares his latest Chalk Talk video at breaking down Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor's fourth-quarter pass interference call on tight end Kyle Rudolph from this past weekend's 10-9 wild-card win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Huard says that play is one the Carolina Panthers will likely employ in the divisional round this weekend, and one Seattle must learn to stop, as Minnesota used the same formation that Carolina did on its game-winning touchdown to tight end Greg Olsen in the team's Week 6 win at CenturyLink Field.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Showtime's 'Inside the NFL,' which shares a short highlight video of Seahawks wideout Doug Baldwin mic'd up during this past weekend's win in Minnesota.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle answers your Twitter questions in his weekly Q&A and highlights the "fantastic season" veteran defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin is having in his first year with the Seahawks.

Here's an updated look at the playoff picture in the NFC heading into this weekend's divisional round.

Some Seahawks fans are headed to Super Bowl 50 after being selected as one of five winners for the NFL's Together We Make Football contest.

Two local athletes finished at the top of their age divisions in the NFL's Punt, Pass & Kick national championships.

A 'Book of Mormon' audience at Seattle's Paramount Theatre had an entertaining reaction to Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Matt Calkins at the Seattle Times previews Sunday's divisional round matchup with a look at quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Cam Newton.

And Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks are back to "normality" as they ready for this weekend's game against Carolina.

Take a walk down memory lane with photos from all 10 Divisional playoff game the Seahawks have ever played, including last year's matchup against the Carolina Panthers who the Seahawks face once again in a Divisional playoff game on Sunday. 

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