Quarterback Geno Smith proved that the Seahawks made the right move by trading Russell Wilson.
Smith, who was voted to the Pro Bowl, has completed 70% of his passes, 29 for touchdowns, with nine interceptions, in an offense coordinated by former Rams assistant Shane Waldron.
Rookie running back Kenneth Walker III is 64 yards from becoming a 1,000-yard rusher. He has run for nine touchdowns.
Receiver DK Metcalf, who caught the game-winning touchdown pass against the Rams on Dec. 4, has 87 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns. Receiver Tyler Lockett needs 21 yards to eclipse 1,000 yards receiving for the fourth season in a row. Tight end Noah Fant has four touchdown catches.
Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner returns to Lumen Field for the first time since the Seahawks released him last March.
Wagner had seven tackles, two sacks and intercepted a pass in the Rams’ 27-23 loss to Seattle at SoFi Stadium. He has 133 tackles, nine shy of the team record held by former St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis.
Edge rusher Leonard Floyd has eight sacks. Safety Nick Scott suffered a shoulder injury during practice Thursday and will be out. Rookie Russ Yeast will start in his place.