Rams, Chargers have critical division-title road tests for Week 15 – Orange County Register

Ranking the top 10 sports events Dec. 11-17 you won’t want to miss:

NO. 1: NFL WEEK 15
Details/TV: At CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Sunday, 1:05 p.m., Ch. 11
Back in Week 5, the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” came crashing down on L.A. at the Coliseum, planting a 16-10 win highlighted by veteran safety Earl Thomas.

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas runs for yards after interception in the second quarter against the Rams on Oct. 8. (Photo by Stephen Carr / Daily Breeze / SCNG)

He stripped the ball from the Rams’ Todd Gurley at the goal line to kill a Rams’ opening scoring drive and he picked up a Jared Goff pass at midfield with six minutes left to seal the deal. Blair Walsh’s two second-half field goals was the difference as the Rams were scoreless in the second half – including a rare field-goal miss of 36 yards by Greg Zuerlein. The Rams, with five turnovers in the game, went on from there to win four in a row and six out of seven. Goff threw for 228 yards and two TDs, but couldn’t complete half his passes — 22 of 47. Tyler Higbee caught four passes for 98 yards. Russell Wilson was an efficient 24 of 37 for 198 yards and a TD.

NO. 2: NFL WEEK 15
Details/TV: At Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Saturday, 5:25 p.m., Ch. 2, NFL Network
Welcome to NFL Saturday Night Live, where the Chargers are trying to wiggle out of a seven-game losing streak to the Chiefs. That includes a 24-10 win that K.C. stamped in L.A. in Week 3 as part of the Chargers’ 0-4 start. Alex Smith threw two TDs in the first 10 minutes, and the Chargers were scoreless in the second half as Philip Rivers was picked off three times.
Also in NFL Week 14: New England at Miami, Monday, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Also in NFL Week 15: Denver at Indianapolis, Thursday, 5:25 p.m., Channel 4; Chicago at Detroit, Saturday, 1:30 p.m., NFL Network; Dallas at Oakland, Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Channel 4


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