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Wednesday Round-Up: Why Seahawks-Rams Will Have Most Playoff Implications Of Any Week 16 Game

NFL Network analyst Nate Burleson explained why the Seahawks-Rams game this weekend will put “all the marbles on the line.”


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Dec. 23 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

GMFB Predicts Seahawks-Rams Will Have Most Impact On Postseason Of Any Week 16 Game

This Sunday's Seahawks-Rams game will likely decide the winner of the NFC West – despite the Rams' loss to the previously winless Jets in Week 15. The Seahawks still need to win Sunday to clinch the division. A Rams win would give the two teams identical 10-5 records heading into the final week of the season, with L.A. holding the head-to-head tiebreaker.

In the first matchup between these teams, the Seahawks left Los Angeles with a 23-16 loss. The defense began to take a step forward in that game, as it has allowed fewer than 23 points in all five games since then. Russell Wilson struggled in that game, totaling three turnovers and being sacked six times. Entering this weekend, Wilson is coming off consecutive games without taking a sack as Seattle rides a two-game winning streak.

The penultimate week of the 2020 NFL regular season is full of critical matchups. There's Packers-Titans, Colts-Steelers and Dolphins-Raiders, to name a few. But none of those are division rivalry games with hats and t-shirts on the line.

In a segment on "Good Morning Football," analyst (and Seahawks Legend) Nate Burleson said no game on the Week 16 slate would have bigger playoff implications than Seahawks-Rams. Here's why:

"Everything's on the line in this one," Burleson explained. "It's very simple for the Seahawks – win this game and they win the division. They are NFC West champions. Rams win this game (and) they take over first place heading into Week 17. And I'll just throw this in there: the Cardinals need a win just to hang on to the final wild card spot. So, just like we said months ago, this division is one of the most interesting, entertaining, most competitive. It's shaking out to be exactly what we thought it would be. The two best teams in this division facing off for what could be the deciding factor of the division title."

Tyler Lockett's Annual Youth Football ProCamp Will Return in 2021

The annual Albertsons & Safeway Tyler Lockett Youth Football ProCamp in partnership with Tide will return in 2021, Lockett announced Tuesday on Twitter.

The two-day camp will be an opportunity for boys and girls from first through eighth grade to learn from Lockett and some of our coaches. Campers will be placed in small groups, organized by age, to get the most out of their camp experience. Some of the area's top high school and college coaches will also be on staff. Throughout the experience, campers will enjoy lectures, fundamental football skills stations, contests and non-contact games.

Each camper will receive a souvenir autographed mini-football from Lockett, an individual photo with Lockett and a limited-edition Tyler Lockett Football ProCamp gear package (with a camp t-shirt, shorts and bag). A portion of the event proceeds will benefit The Tyler Lockett Foundation.

The dates, time and location of the camp will be announced at a later date due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, but attendees can reserve their spot in camp now by clicking here.

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