Los Angeles Teams

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

4th-and-1 from the Seahawks' 24. Rams go for it, but they run a bootleg and Seattle sniffs it out, causing an interception.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Gurley has picked up 154 yards on his last 20 carries. I think that's good, but that's just my opinion.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton recalls the first time he met Kobe Bryant and how Kobe, Karl Malone and Shaquille O'Neal had a bidding war for the right to "own" the then rookie Walton and make his "life a living hell" because of his father's TV commentary back then.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Woods looks good despite missing the last three games with a sprained left shoulder. He's already hauled in 4 of his first 5 targets for 42 yards and made a couple of nice moves after the catch.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The NFC West race has already shifted substantially just about a quarter of the way through the Rams-Seahawks game. Lines are similar color but Rams are on top. Seattle's overall playoff chances are down to 36%, too.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: The Rams have 107 points off turnovers this season, third-most in the NFL and their most in a season since 2003 (152).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Gurley has his NFL-leading 14th touchdown of the season and the Rams lead by two scores midway through the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. They've been the better team all year, and they're showing it early.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Pharoh Cooper shows why he is on track to make the Pro Bowl as a returner. 53-yard punt return, bringing the ball to the 1-yard line. He's been very, very good since taking over for Tavon Austin.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

It's early, but the Rams are doing a nice job getting to Russell Wilson and finishing the job. Two sacks, and 14 yards allowed, within the first three possessions.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A drop by Cooper Kupp on what would've been a first down, and the Rams have to settle for another field goal. That's two red-zone drives that have ended in field goals, keeping this a one-score game. Seahawks have been at their best late in games this season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A tackle for a loss and a sack, by Connor Barwin and Aaron Donald, forces a three-and-out on the Seahawks' second possession. Great start by the Rams' defense. Offense needs to take advantage with touchdowns.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Pretty good encapsulation of a recent issue with the Rams' offense: Todd Gurley gains 14 yards on the ground, then Sean McVay dials up three consecutive passing attempts, prompting a field goal.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Another opening-drive turnover for the Rams, who intercepted Carson Wentz to start the game last Sunday. Tanner McEvoy was open downfield, but Lamarcus Joyner delivered a big hit to cause a fumble.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Troy Hill starting off on the outside for the Rams instead of Nickell Robey-Coleman, who will seemingly stick to his role in the slot.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 running back Markese Stepp committed to USC on Sunday. The No. 226 ranked prospect out of Indianapolis recently decommitted from Notre Dame and now lands with the Trojans. The commitment happened on the same day that Washington D.C. running back Mychale Salahuddin announced his decommitment from USC.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Seahawks' mascot found a Rams fan and alerted security. He's so silly!

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr on the health of his team: "It's gotta be as beaten up as we've ever been since I've been here. I don't remember having this many guys out, in particularly the starters. It's all part of it and we've handled it really well, obviously, and it's created some opportunities for other guys and I think they've taken advantage. So, it's all good."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Wondering if today is the day Sean McVay leans on Todd Gurley on the ground, especially with Seahawks linebackers beat up. Only three teams have thrown the ball more frequently than the Rams the last five weeks.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

With CB Kayvon Webster out, Nickell Robey-Coleman will carry a heavier load today. He's a little undersized for the outside, but he played very well against the Seahawks last week.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors are ruling out Draymond Green (shoulder) and Shaun Livingston for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Cooper Kupp is from Yakima, Washington, about 140 miles southeast of Seattle. He needs to average 73 yards over these last three games to finish his rookie year with 1,000.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams RB coach Skip Peete came through wondering about the zoom lens on my iPhone.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The biggest game of Jared Goff's career, until the next one.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams WR Robert Woods missed the last three games with a sprained left shoulder, but said he will be unrestricted for this game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

It's 48 degrees and cloudy in Seattle, but dry. For now.