SEATTLE (AP) Perhaps it's a strange quirk in the way the schedule falls. For each of the past eight seasons when December or early January arrived, the Rams make a visit to Seattle.
None of those chilly December trips to the Northwest carried the amount of significance as Sunday's meeting between the Rams and Seahawks.
There have been games of importance with playoff implications, including a 2010 pillow fight between below-.500 teams in Week 17 that decided the NFC West title. But Sunday's meeting represents one of the few opportunities over those eight seasons when the Rams can gain the advantage and knock Seattle from its pedestal on top of the division.