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Normally the grading scale goes from a typical school A through F but it is notable that all the playoff teams don't have a "C" grade among them. Their health is likely a reason for their playoff success.
Here's a look at the injury report for Saturday's matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Injury Report
Game Date:1/9/21 | Game Time:1:40 PMPST
ProFootballDoc Game Summary
Los Angeles Rams Injuries
Despite the coy comment from Sean McVay, the Rams game will be decided when Jared Goff is throwing the ball.
Yes, I believe that chances are good the Goff can return after thumb surgery as the injury is away from the base. After all, he finished the Week 16 contest after the fracture/dislocation without even a splint or tape and he returned to limited practice on Wednesday.
There may be some rust, but there is also more good news for the passing game, as No. 1 receiver Cooper Kupp just came off the COVID list in time for the game.
Left tackle Andrew Whitworth should be back to protect Goff's blindside. Cam Akers will be good to go, but there will be no Darrell Henderson, who is dealing with a high ankle sprain.
Seattle Seahawks Injuries
On the other hand, the Seahawks pass defense is the question mark.
The normally optimistic Pete Carroll was not so positive that star safety Jamal Adams will be active but I believe he will and the player agrees with me. By video, he may have a labral tear which the hard-hitting defender can play through.
The other issue is the injuries to cornerbacks #2, 3 and 4. In addition, defensive lineman Jarron Reed (DNP) may have a tough time playing with his oblique muscle injury.
Expect a close matchup with the Rams being slightly the healthier side.
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