Every moment is a little bit bigger in primetime. This week, the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks renew their NFC West rivalry for Thursday Night Football on FOX.
Remember 4th and inches?
Leading 33-31 and facing a 4th and inches with 3:28 left on the road in Seattle last season, the Los Angeles Rams brought the punting unit onto the field. But Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll used the team’s final timeout, leaving Rams head coach Sean McVay with a decision: Punt and force the Seahawks to drive for field goal position with no timeouts, or go for the first down to seal the win.
McVay’s offense gave him no choice. They were going for it.
“Initially we talked about punting it,” McVay said after the game. “You look at the belief that they had and how much they wanted to do and because of their belief, it made me feel confident — it made us as a coaching staff feel confident to make that decision.”
Remember Shaun Alexander’s trifecta?
Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander ran for three touchdowns in a 31-16 win over the St. Louis Rams on November 13, 2005. His first touchdown that day was his 15th touchdown of the year, making Alexander the first player in NFL history to score 15 touchdowns in five straight seasons.
This week, Thursday Night Football is back on FOX as Jared Goff and the Rams take on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in a huge NFC showdown. It all starts at 7:30 Eastern, 4:30 Pacific on FOX, NFL Network, and streaming on Prime Video.