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Final score: Rams 30, Seahawks 20

Instant review of Super Wild Card game at Seattle

NFL: NFC Wild Card Round-Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Cam the Ram
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This is one of the top 10 days in Rams’ team history as LA beat the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

To win a playoff game on the road against a division rival with major injuries is a massive franchise achievement.

Record:
The Rams are 11-6.

What it means:
The Rams are headed to the NFC divisional playoff round and are two wins away from going to the Super Bowl in two of three past seasons.

NFL: NFC Wild Card Round-Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Rams
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Turning point:
The Rams were in control of this game throughout, especially on defense. It never really ever felt like Seattle was going to take the lead in this game ... it truly was a dominant Rams’ performance.

NFL: NFC Wild Card Round-Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
John Wolford
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Injury report:
Quarterback John Wolford left the game in the first quarter after taking a nasty helmet hit from Jamal Adams. Jared Goff, fresh off thumb surgery, had to play for Wolford, who was reportedly sent to a hospital. Rams offensive lineman David Edwards hurt his ankle in the second quarter and pass rusher Leonard Floyd was being evaluated for a concussion in the second quarter, but he returned in the third quarter.

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald hurt his ribs area in the third quarter and went to the locker room. It could be an issue next week. Receiver Cooper Kupp hurt his knee late in the game and it could an issue as well.

What’s next:
If the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Rams will play at the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers in the NFC division round next week. If the Bears win, the Rams will play either at the Washington Football Team or at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who play tonight. The Rams have beaten both Tampa Bay and Washington this season. They didn’t play the Packers in the regular season. So, yes, go Bears.