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Random Ramsdom: Rams open as 4.5-point underdogs against Seattle

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According to the fine folks over at William Hill Sportsbook, the Rams are opening as 4.5-point underdogs to the Seahawks for their wildcard matchup scheduled for this Saturday afternoon.

Here’s what CBS Sports’ Jared Dubin had to say about the upcoming third game between the clubs:

“The Seahawks pulled out a too-close-for-comfort victory over the 49ers in Week 17, while the Rams prevailed over the division rival Cardinals in a battle of the backup quarterbacks. Jared Goff is going to try to suit up for L.A. next weekend, and it remains to be seen whether Cooper Kupp and/or Michael Brockers, both of whom were placed on the COVID-19 list this week, can get back on the field. This will be the third time these two teams play this season. The Rams took the first matchup 23-16, while the Seahawks won the rematch 20-9.”

Should the Rams prevail, and the seven-seed Bears fall to the Saints, then they would go on to face the top-seed Packers as the lowest remaining seed on their side of the bracket.

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Rams 2021 opponents finalized (TheRams.com)

The Rams will face the Seahawks on Saturday in the wildcard round (Ramblin’ Fan)

The Rams clinched a postseason birth in their 18-7 win over the Cardinals (TheRams.com)

Watch the best plays from John Wolford’s NFL debut (The Rams Wire)

NFL News:

The Jaguars have parted ways with HC Doug Marrone (ESPN)

Jason La Canfora gives you his latest insider notes (CBS Sports)

Dan Graziano busts myths about each of the 14 playoff teams (ESPN)

The first 18 picks in the 2021 NFL draft are set (NFL.com)

The Bengals announce that Zac Taylor will return for a third season (Pro Football Talk)

Doug Pederson says he was “coaching to win” against Washington on SNF (Pro Football Talk)