LA Rams game day primer: What are Rams made of?

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Will injuries play a major role?

The hottest player on the LA Rams offense in recent weeks has been rookie running back Cam Akers. That’s a problem in week 16, because he injured his ankle in a loss to the New York Jets. It’s even a bigger problem because the Rams have not been effective enough in the passing game, and Akers has been the Rams best offensive weapon.

But the Rams may have another option. In their latest victory over the suddenly dangerous Washington Football team, they struggled to defend tight end Logan Thomas for the entire game. The Rams have had recent success by throwing to tight ends. Both Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett can be an important factor with Akers out. The pair combined for five of nine for 87 yards receiving in the first matchup. They’ll need to double that output, and scored twice,  to help the Rams win this one.

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Injury reports: The official injury list for the Seattle Seahawks is here.

LA Rams: OT Chandler Brewer has opted out for this season. LB Travin Howard and DB Terrell Burgess are out for the remainder of the 2020 season. LB Micah Kiser, DB Taylor Rapp, K Kai Forbath, and of course OT Andrew Whitworth remain on injured reserve. OL Bobby Evans remains on the teams reserve/COVID-19 list.

Seattle Seahawks: The player injury report for the Seattle Seahawks can be found here.
The Seahawks have 12 players remaining on injured reserve, including DBs Quinten Dunbar, DB Tre Flowers, DB Neiko Thorpe, and FS Marquis Blair.

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Player Injury Status Game Status
RB Cam Akers is out for this one with a high ankle sprain. The Rams have activated G Jamil Demby from Practice Squad, as well as DB JuJu Hughes from Reserve/COVID-19. Demby will likely take Evans role on special teams. How will the Rams compensate for no Akers in this one?

For the opposing team, the Seahawks have announced activating DT Bryan Mone and TE Greg Olsen from injured reserve. They have also elevated WR Penny Hart from the practice squad.

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How do I enjoy football this year with no stadium?

With another week of NFL Football, don’t be satisfied with just pizza delivery and watching the game from the comfort of your living room sofa. And no to reheating Christmas dinner leftovers. Chill some beer and wine. Brown some taco meat and set up a taco bar to keep you nourished throughout the game.

I How to tailgate for game day,
II How to set up your living room to watch the game,
III How to get a SoFi experience in your own home.

Be sure to check us out on the game day on Twitter: Ramblin Fan, and on our Facebook Page for pregame and post-game analysis.

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In the meantime, the Rams are in desperate need of a win, and the Seahawks may be caught off guard as they have already clinched their playoff berth. If the Rams win, they are in, and have a chance to improve their current NFC Playoff berth. If the Rams lose, they may still be in the playoffs but will have backed in.