Welcome to Game 12 of the Seattle Seahawks 2022 season. PNWS has 12s covered with all you need to know for Sunday as the Seahawks make their second trip to SoFi Stadium.
Pacific Northwest Sports is here for Seattle Seahawks fans. We have all the facts and tidbits 12s need to know for Sunday’s game. This week Seattle faces the Rams in Los Angeles.
Who: Seattle Seahawks (6-5) at Los Angeles Rams (3-8).
Where: SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, California.
When: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 1:05 PM PST.
Weather: When the game starts, skies will be overcast with temperatures in the low-60s. There is a slight chance of rain (15-25%) and light WSW winds (weather.com).
TV: FOX. Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, and Laura Okmin (awfulannouncing.com).
Line: Seahawks -7. Over/Under: 47.5 (oddshark.com).
The Seattle Seahawks are on a two-game losing skid. But they have covered the spread in 4 of 6. The total has gone over in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 road games.
Los Angeles has lost 7 of 8, including 5 straight. They are also 1-6-1 against the spread in those games. The Rams have scored 30 or more points only twice this year.
Seattle Seahawks Injuries
Out (IR) – SS Jamal Adams, CB John Reid (groin), Edge Tyreke Smith (hip), LS Tyler Ott (shoulder), Edge Alton Robinson (knee), LB Darryl Johnson (foot), Rashaad Penny (fibula), RB Cullen Gillaspia (knee), WR Dee Eskridge (hand), CB Isaiah Dunn (hamstring).
Questionable – S Ryan Neal (elbow/shoulder).
Illness – The flu bug hit Seattle hard this week.11 players missed practice on Thursday, including G Damien Lewis, RB Travis Homer, G Phil Haynes, DT Al Woods, DE Quinton Jefferson, LB Jordyn Brooks, S Josh Jones, RB Tony Jones, DT Myles Adams, and WR Marquise Goodwin. Even if these players are good to go on Sunday, they may be less than 100%
Los Angeles Rams
The defending Super Bowl champions have been hit hard by injuries and, as a result, have only won three games this season.
Seahawks offense vs. Rams defense
On the bright side, the Seattle Seahawks interior offensive line got an early Christmas present. The biggest thorn in their side, the past few seasons, Aaron Donald won’t play due to an ankle injury. QB Geno Smith will also give thanks that #99 sits this one out.
The Rams have former Seahawks All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner to anchor their defense. Pete Carroll wants to run the ball. Wagner knows how and where they want to do it. Add that to the league’s fourth-ranked run defense, and it will be hard for Seattle to do what they want.
All hope is not lost. L.A.’s pass defense was mediocre at best. Now they’ll play Sunday without Donald, two linebackers, and a defensive back. Smith should have time in the pocket to find D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Marquise Goodwin, or one of his many tight ends.
Seahawks defense vs. Rams offense
Seattle’s defense should have a good day. The Rams running game is suspect, and now their passing attack is without receivers Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson.
L.A.’s biggest issue is at quarterback. Matt Stafford will also miss the game. He’s out due to a concussion.
The Rams offensive line is also struggling with injuries. Look for the Seattle Seahawks pass rush to get to Stafford’s replacement John Wohlford.
Matchups to Watch
Check back with us on Monday for our Seattle Seahawks overreactions.