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SEAHAWKS’ NEXT OPPONENT

ST. LOUIS RAMS (7-8)

1:25 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field, Seattle

Against the Seahawks: Seattle leads the all-time series 19-12, including 19-11 in the regular season. The Seahawks won the previous meeting this season, 14-9, on Oct. 28 in St. Louis.

Stats and stuff: Rams defensive end Robert Quinn leads the NFL with 18 sacks. The opposition has lost 142 yards because of those sacks. ... His opposite end, Chris Long, has 7.5 sacks. ... Quarterback Kellen Clemens has thrown seven touchdowns and five interceptions since taking over for Sam Bradford in Week 8. ... The Rams are ranked 27th in passing yards. The Seahawks’ defense is ranked No. 1 in opposing passing yards. ... Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy is 42 yards short of 1,000 for the season. He had his best day of the year against the Seahawks when he ran for 134 yards. ... No Rams wide receiver has more than 50 catches. ... Tight end Jared Cook leads the team with 46 catches for 641 yards. ... Two of the Rams’ starting linebackers, Alec Ogletree (109) and James Laurinaitis (106), have more than 100 tackles on the season. ... Ogletree has forced six fumbles. ... Left tackle Jake Long tore his ACL and MCL on Sunday, needs surgery and is out this week. ... The Rams are 19th in the league in punt returns. The Seahawks allow the fewest punt return yards in the NFL, an average of 1.6 per return. ... The Seahawks are an NFL-best plus-18 in takeaways. St. Louis is fourth at plus-10.

Quotable: “Obviously he is shocked right now, but he’s indicated to us that he’ll be back and good to go.” — St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher on Jake Long’s injury.

RAMS’ SCHEDULE

Sept. 8ArizonaW, 27-24

Sept. 15at AtlantaL, 24-31

Sept. 22at Dallas L, 7-31

Sept. 26San FranciscoL, 11-35

Oct. 6JacksonvilleW, 34-20

Oct. 13at HoustonW, 38-13

Oct. 20at Carolina L, 15-30

Oct. 28SeattleL, 9-14

Nov. 3TennesseeL, 21-28

Nov. 10at IndianapolisW, 38-8

Nov. 24ChicagoW, 42-21

Dec. 1at San FranciscoL, 13-23

Dec. 8at ArizonaL, 10-30

Dec. 15New OrleansW, 27-16

Dec. 22Tampa BayW, 23-13

Sundayat Seattle

todd.dybas@thenewstribune.com

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