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Week 17 2012 - Rams at Seahawks

Week 17 2012 - Rams at Seahawks

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The St. Louis Rams travel to Seattle in Week 17as they close out their 2012 campaign against theSeahawks.A win in Seattle would allow the Rams to finish theseason unbeaten in the division. St. Louis is 4-0-1against NFC West foes, including a 19-13 win overthe Seahawks in Week 4 at the Edward JonesDome.The Rams have won three consecutive road gamesand have won four of their last five contests overall.A win Sunday would also give St. Louis its first win-ning season since 2003. The Rams’ win in TampaBay last week gave St. Louis its first three-gameroad winning streak since 2003.
RAMS WRAP UP SEASON IN SEATTLE
VISIT OUR MEDIA WEBSITE AT MEDIA.STLOUISRAMS.COM 
ARTIS TWYMAN
- SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONSATWYMAN@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8759
JULIA FARON
- MANAGER OF MEDIA RELATIONSJFARON@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8766
CASEY PEARCE
- MANAGER OF MEDIA INFORMATIONCPEARCE@RAMS.NFL.COM - 314-516-8765
RB Steven Jackson 
Sun. 9/9 at Detroit L, 27-24
Sun. 9/16 Washington
W, 31-28Sun. 9/23 at Chicago L, 23-6
Sun. 9/30 Seattle
W, 19-13
Thurs. 10/4 Arizona
W, 17-3Sun. 10/14 at Miami L, 17-14
Sun. 10/21 Green Bay
L, 30-20
Sun. 10/28 New England*
L, 45-7Sun. 11/4 BYESun. 11/11 at San Francisco (OT) T, 24-24
Sun. 11/18 N.Y. Jets
L, 27-13Sun. 11/25 at Arizona W, 31-17
Sun. 12/2 San Francisco
(OT) W, 16-13Sun. 12/9 at Buffalo W, 15-12
Sun. 12/16 Minnesota
L, 36-22Sat. 12/23 at Tampa Bay W, 28-13Sun. 12/30 at Seattle 3:25 p.m. Fox
*At Wembley Stadium in London, England
2012 SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 26
-Practice: 3-5 p.m.-Coach Fisher, QB SamBradford available-Open locker room: 2:15-3 p.m.Conference Calls:Player TBD - 2:40 p.m.Pete Carroll - 3:20 p.m.
Thursday, December 27
-Practice: 11:50 a.m. - 2 p.m.-Coach Fisher, RB StevenJackson, Asst. HeadCoach Dave McGinnis &Offensive Coordinator BrianSchottenheimer available
Friday, December 28
-Practice: 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.-Coach Fisher available-Open locker room: 1:30-2 p.m
Saturday, December 29
No Availability
Sunday, December 30
RamsvsSeahawksCentury Link Field3:25 p.m., C.T.
Monday, December 31
Coach FisherPress Conference4:30 p.m.
THIS WEEK’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY
TELEVISION
Fox, Ch. 2 KTVI, St. Louis 
Play-by-Play:
Chris Myers
Color Analyst:
Tim Ryan
Sideline Reporter:
Jaime Maggio
BROADCAST INFORMATION
RADIO
WXOS (101.1 FM)
Play-by-Play:
Steve Savard
Color Analyst:
D’Marco Farr
Sideline Reporter:
Tony Softli
W
EEK
17
S
T
. L
OUIS
R
AMS
(7-7-1)
AT
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S
EAHAWKS
(10-5)
Sunday, December 30, 2012, Century Link Field, 3:25 p.m. CT
NATIONAL RADIO
Sports USA Radio 
Play-by-Play:
Adam Amin
Color Analyst:
Doug Plank
 
WR Brandon Gibson
 – Caught two passes for 33 yards last weekto give him 48 for 646 on the season. Second among Rams in rec.and rec. yards. Leads team with five touchdowns on the season.
LT Rodger Saffold
Returned to the lineup in Week 10 aftermissing previous six games due to injury. Has started last sixgames.
LG Rob Turner –
Started at LG in Week 1 before moving to centerafter injury to Scott Wells. Started at center in Weeks 2-11. Movedback to LG five weeks ago. Has appeared in 56 games with 17starts.
C Scott Wells -
Returned to the lineup in Week 12 at Arizonaafter missing nine games due to foot injury. Pro Bowler signed withSt. Louis in March after eight seasons with Green Bay.
RG Shelley Smith –
Made first career start at right guard lastweek. Started four games at left guard earlier in the season.Claimed off waivers from Houston prior to Week 1. 
RT Barry Richardson
Started at right tackle in all 15 games.First-year Ram started 34 games at right tackle in four seasons withKansas City.
TE Lance Kendricks
Caught four passes for 119 yards, includ-ing 80-yard touchdown catch. Has 39 rec. for 486 yards and fourtouchdowns this season. Was team’s second-round pick in 2011.
WR Danny Amendola –
Leads Rams with 59 receptions and thirdwith 639 yards on the season. Also has three touchdown catches.Has two 100-yard games this season.
QB Sam Bradford –
Top overall pick in 2010 draft passed for 196yards and two touchdowns last week. Has passed for 3,450 yardsand a career-high 20 touchdowns this season.
RB Steven Jackson –
Rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown lastweek. Three-time Pro Bowler is leading rusher among active NFLrunning backs and holds NFL’s longest active streak of consecu-tive 1,000-yard seasons (7). Needs 10 yards to reach 1,000 rushingyards for eighth straight season.
KEY CONTRIBUTORSRB Daryl Richardson –
Has 96 carries for 475 yards on the sea-son. Rookie ranks second in rushing touchdowns, fifth in rushingyards and fourth in points scored in Abilene Christian history.
WR Chris Givens –
Caught three passes for 38 yards last weekto give him 40 for 644 yards this season. Recorded first 100-yardgame of his career in Arizona with five catches for 115 yards,including 37-yard TD reception. Fourth-round draft pick has fivereceptions of 50 yards or more this season.
TE Matthew Mulligan
 – Has caught seven passes for 74 yards onthe season. Blocked a punt and caught game-winning touchdownpass, his first NFL TD, vs. Washington. First-year Ram previouslyplayed for the New York Jets.
WR Brian Quick
 – Rookie has 11 rec. for 156 yards and twotouchdowns on the season.
WR Austin Pettis –
Has 27 receptions for 237 yards and threetouchdowns on the year, including five-yard scoring strike in winover Tampa Bay.
OFFENSE
LDE Chris Long
Second among Rams with 8.5 sacks for theseason after dropping Josh Freeman last week. Leads Rams with46 QB pressures and 24 QB hits. Led team with career-high 13.0sacks in 2011. Signed five-year contract extension in July.
LDT Kendall Langford -
Recorded second sack of the sea-son last week. Has 54 tackles and 20 QB pressures this season.Signed with Rams as a free agent in March after four seasons withDolphins.
RDT Michael Brockers
Posted five tackles last week to givehim 60 on the season. Has 4.0 sacks as well. Missed Weeks 1-3due to ankle injury. First-round draft pick was a Second-Team All-SEC selection at LSU.
RDE Robert Quinn
Leads Rams with 9.5 sacks this season.Second among Rams with 25 QB pressures and 17 QB hits.
SLB Rocky McIntosh
Has 49 tackles, an interception and onesack on the season as well as nine special teams tackles. Seventh-year pro joined Rams in June after six seasons with Washington.
MLB James Laurinaitis
Posted 13 tackles last week to pushRams lead to 166 on the season. Also had second INT of the sea-son last week. Has reached 100 tackles in each of first four NFLseasons. Signed five-year contract extension prior to Week 1.
WLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar
Recorded 13 tackles vs. Tampa Bay togive him 144 on the season, second only to Laurinaitis. Has 3.5sacks and two INTs on the year and leads Rams with 21 tackles forloss this season.
LCB Cortland Finnegan
Posted seven tackles last week to givehim 108 on the season. Recorded one interception in each of firstthree games as a Ram. Boasts 17 career INTs. Returned INT 31yards for a touchdown in Week 1. Former Pro Bowler has 93 careerstarts.
RCB Janoris Jenkins
Had six tackles last week and returnedan INT 41 yards for a touchdown, his fourth return touchdown thisseason (3 INT, 1 Fumble). Leads Rams with 15 passes defensed.Has three INTs on the season. Selected 39th overall in April’s draft.
FS Craig Dahl
Recorded seven tackles vs. Tampa Bay togive him 93 stops on the season. Has started all 15 games.
SS Quintin Mikell
Posted 11 tackles, a sack and a forcedfumble vs. Buccaneers. Second among Rams with 100 tackles lastseason. Also had a sack, four forced fumbles and two interceptionsin 2011.
KEY CONTRIBUTORSDE William Hayes
Has 6.0 sacks, 11 pressures and five QBhits on the season. Second among Rams with nine tackles for loss.Played in 48 games with 12 starts for Titans over a four-year cam-paign.
DT Jermelle Cudjo
Has 36 tackles and 1.0 sacks this season.Started Weeks 1-3 in place of Michael Brockers.
CB Trumaine Johnson
Rookie third-round pick recorded sec-ond interception of the season last week and had three pass break-ups. Has seven pass breakups on the year. Notched first careerinterception vs. Seattle in Week 4.
CB Bradley Fletcher
Has 25 tackles and eight passesdefensed on season. Recorded game-clinching interception vs.Seattle. Missed 12 games due to knee injury last season. LedRams with 4 interceptions in 2010.
DEFENSE
2012 RAMS PROJECTED STARTERS
 
2012 StatisticsRams (rank) Seahawks (rank) 
19.1 (26)
Points Per Game
26.1 (8)
 
328.9 (24)
Total Offense
349.9 (16)
 
109.0 (19)
Rush Offense
161.7 (2)
 
219.9 (19)
Pass Offense
188.1 (27)
 
29:00
Average T.O.P.
31:31
 
21.9 (14)
Opp. Points Per Game
15.5 (1)
 
341.3 (15)
Total Defense
304.5 (4)
 
115.1 (16)
Rush Defense
104.7 (11)
 
226.2 (15)
Pass Defense
199.9 (5)
 
46/284
Sacks Made/Yards
36/247
 
17/382
Interceptions By/Yards
17/246
 
0 (18t)
Turnover Differential
+12 (6t)
 
6.8 (31)
Punt Return Average
8.3 (22)
 
20.8 (27)
Kickoff Return Average
27.9 (2)
 
9.7 (17)
Punt Coverage
9.0 (13)
 
24.7 (23)
Kickoff Coverage
22.8 (27)
TALE OF THE TAPE
W
EEK
17: S
T
. L
OUIS
R
AMS
 
AT
S
EATTLE
S
EAHAWKS
• Overall Regular Season Series:
Seahawks lead series, 17-11
• Overall Postseason Series:
Rams lead series, 1-0
• Rams Regular Season Home Record vs. Seahawks:
7-7
• Rams Regular Season Road Record vs. Seahawks:
4-10
• Current Streak:
Rams, one game (Week 4, 2012)
• Rams Longest Streak:
Four games (1976-1988)
• Seahawks Longest Streak:
10 games (2005-2009)
• Regular Season Point Total:
Seahawks 619 - Rams 578
• Most Points, Rams:
45, Rams 45-6 (1976)
• Most Points, Seahawks:
37, Seahawks 37-31 (2008)
• Most Points, both teams:
71, Rams 37-34 (2000)
• Fewest Points, Rams:
0, Seahawks 28-0 (2009)
• Fewest Points, Seahawks:
0, Rams 24-0 (1979)
• Fewest Points, both teams:
20, Rams 17-3 (2012)
THE SERIES AT A GLANCENOTABLE CONNECTIONS
Former Rams:
• Seahawks Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting
DavePearson
worked for the L.A. Rams as assistant PR director from 1992-93.• Seahawks Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jamie Yanchar
heldthe same position with the Rams on a volunteer basis from 1993-95.
Former Seahawks:
• Rams Senior Director of Communications
Artis Twyman
was a publicrelations assistant for the Seahawks from 2001-03.• Rams T
Wayne Hunter
was drafted by the Seahawks in 2003 and playedfor Seattle through 2005.
Seattle Area Ties:
• Rams
P Johnny Hekker
is a native of Bothel, Wash.• Rams
WR Brandon Gibson
is from Pulyallup, Wash. and played atWashington State.• Rams
QB Kellen Clemens
makes an offseason home in Walla Walla,Wash.
Coaching Connections:
• Seahawks RB Coach
Sherman Smith
held the same position on
JeffFisher’s
staff in Tennessee from 1995-07. Smith worked with RamsSecondary Coach
Chuck Cecil
, Assistant Head Coach
Dave McGinnis
andWR Coach
Ray Sherman
in Nashville.• Rams
WR Steve Smith
played for Seahawks Head Coach
Pete Carroll
atUSC.• Rams WR Coach
Ray Sherman
was Seahawks Head Coach
PeteCarroll
’s offensive coordinator in 1994 when Carroll was the head coach ofthe New York Jets.• Rams
S Craig Dahl
played at North Dakota State when SeahawksDefensive Coordinator
Gus Bradley
was on the school’s staff.• Rams OL Coach
Paul T. Boudreau
and Seahawks WR Coach
KippyBrown
worked together with the Miami Dolphins.• Boudreau and Seahawks QB Coach
Carl Smith
worked together with theNew Orleans Saints.• Rams DL Coach
Mike Waufle
and Seahawks Asst. OL Coach
Pat Ruel
coached together with the New York Giants.• Seahawks
DT Jason Jones
played for
Jeff Fisher
in Tennessee and alsoworked with Secondary Coach
Chuck Cecil
, Assistant Head Coach
DaveMcGinnis
and WR Coach
Ray Sherman
with the Titans.• Seahawks
RB Leon Washington
played for the New York Jets whenRams Offensive Coordinator
Brian Schottenheimer
was the team’s offen-sive coordinator.• Seahawks General Manager
John Schneider
was on the Chiefs’ per-sonnel staff when Schottenheimer worked for Kansas City. Schneider andSchottenheimer also worked together with the Washington Redskins.
NFL Teammate Connections:
• Seahawks
DT Jason Jones
played with Rams
CB Cortland Finnegan
and
DE William Hayes
in Tennessee.• Seahawks
DE Chris Clemons
and Rams
S Quintin Mikell
played togeth-er with the Philadelphia Eagles.
College Teammate Connections:
• Rams
RB Steven Jackson
and Seahawks
CB Brandon Browner
atOregon State.• Rams
S Darian Stewart
with Seahawks
G Lemuel Jeanpierre
and
TJerrial King
at South Carolina.• Rams
WR Austin Pettis
with Seahawks
S Jeron Johnson
at Boise State.• Rams
TE Lance Kendricks
played with Seahawks
CB Chris Maragos, GJohn Moffitt
and
QB Russell Wilson
at Wisconsin.• Rams
CB Janoris Jenkins
and Seahawks
DT Jaye Howard
at Florida.
SERIES HISTORY VS. SEATTLE
Regular SeasonSeahawks lead, 17-11Year Result Location
1976 Rams, 45-6 LA1979 Rams, 24-0 SEA1985 Rams, 35-24 SEA1988 Rams, 31-10 LA1991 Seahawks, 23-9 SEA1997 Seahawks, 17-9 STL2000 Rams, 37-34 SEA2002 Rams, 37-20 STLSeahawks, 30-10 SEA2003 Seahawks, 24-23 SEARams, 27-22 STL2004 Rams, 33-27 (OT) SEARams, 23-12 STL2005 Seahawks, 37-31 STLSeahawks, 31-16 SEA2006 Seahawks, 30-28 STLSeahawks, 24-22 SEA2007 Seahawks, 33-6 SEASeahawks, 24-19 STL2008 Seahawks, 37-13 SEASeahawks, 23-20 STL2009 Seahawks, 28-0 SEASeahawks, 27-17 STL2010 Rams, 20-3 STLSeahawks, 16-6 SEA2011 Seahawks, 24-7 STLSeahawks, 30-13 SEA2012 Rams, 17-3 STL 
PostseasonRams lead, 1-0Year Result Location
2004 Rams, 27-20 SEA

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