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NFL playoff picture: What does Seahawks-Rams mean for NFC standings

The Seahawks face the Rams in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 8. We break down what the game means for the NFL playoff picture.

Cam Akers #3 of the Los Angeles Rams takes the ball from Baker Mayfield #17 of the Los Angeles Rams in the third quarter at SoFi Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Results update: The Seahawks won the game over the Rams in overtime, 19-16. A Packers loss on Sunday night to the Lions put Seattle into the playoffs as the No. 7 seed in the NFC.

The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 18. Kickoff from Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington is set for 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 8, with the game airing on Fox. The Rams have been eliminated from playoff contention, but the Seahawks have a shot at claiming the final Wild Card spot in the NFC West. The Seahawks are 5.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Seahawks playoff picture

Seattle has to win to have a shot at getting into the playoffs. If they lose to the Rams, they are eliminated. If they win, they need the Green Bay Packers to lose to the Detroit Lions. This will land them the No. 7 seed in the NFC playoff picture, and they will face the No. 2 seed in the first round. When the Seahawks played the Rams in Week 13, they won 27-23. Seattle has gone 2-5 over their last seven games and is coming off a 23-6 victory over the New York Jets.