Seahawks-Rams winner plays Saturday

SEATTLE -- The NFC West champion will play at home against the New Orleans Saints in the 4:30 p.m. ET game Saturday on NBC, the NFL announced.

If the St. Louis Rams win in Week 17, they would have a slightly shorter week after traveling back from Seattle following their game Sunday night. If the Seattle Seahawks win, they would play at home in consecutive weeks, an advantage against a New Orleans team making a cross-country trip.