LA Rams game day primer: NFL Playoffs round one

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LA Rams Game day
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LA Rams’ game-day finds the 12-4 Seahawks hosting the 10-6 Rams in round one of the NFL Playoffs

The LA Rams may have struggled to get here, but they got here. It may have not been the way most wanted to make the playoffs, but the Rams earned a sixth-seed berth in the playoffs. And with a team that boasts the best defense in the NFL, a rapidly improving special teams play, and an always dangerous offense, this is as good as it gets.

While the odds are not in the Rams favor at this point in time, the Rams have plenty of factors in their favor. For one thing, the Rams are a very good underdog on the road.  And the Rams have enjoyed rather warm success against the Seahawks. While the teams had split victories this year, the Rams hold a 5-3 advantage against the Seahawks since head coach Sean McVay has led the team.

Both teams getting healthier

The LA Rams had plenty of action for field goal kicker Matt Gay in the second game. In fact, Gay was the sole source of the Rams scoring in the second contest which the Rams lost by a score of 20-9. Gay has been a huge boost to the Rams team, but he will have help in this one. The Rams welcome back offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and wide receiver Cooper Kupp for this game. Both are healthy and rested, and should be significant factors in the game’s outcome

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The Saturday afternoon weather is currently forecast to be mostly cloudy throughout the day, with a daytime high projected no more than the mid 40’s. Clouds will build throughout the afternoon and threatens rain by the time the game will conclude. The temperature will drop slowly to the  overnight low of 40 degrees and light winds will persist from the east-southeast in the range of up to 4 mph. The game should be ideal for NFL Playoffs football.