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    NFL Preview - St. Louis (7-7-1) at Seattle (10-5)



    By John McMullen, NFL Editor

    (Sports Network) - Playoff-bound Seattle will try to finish off a perfect regular season at home and keep the pressure on NFC West-leading San Francisco on Sunday.

    To do that the Seahawks must defeat a St. Louis team intent on finishing above .500 for the first time since 2003.

    The Seahawks, who are 7-0 at CenturyLink Field, have already clinched a postseason berth but there is still plenty to play for. Seattle remains in contention for the NFC West and the Seahawks can claim the crown with a victory over the Rams coupled with a San Francisco loss to Arizona.

    Meanwhile, if Seattle wins and both the 49ers and Green Bay, which plays at Minnesota, lose, the Seahawks will clinch the NFC West and secure a first- round bye.

    "It's been coming together for us," said Seattle head coach Pete Carroll. "We're getting better and you can just feel it and see it. It's coming to life for us."

    Russell Wilson added to his resume for a possible Offensive Rookie of the Year push last Sunday, carving up one of the league's best defenses and helping the Seahawks clinch the playoff spot with a 42-13 drubbing of the 49ers.

    Wilson was 15-of-21 for 171 yards with four touchdown passes.

    "I am getting more comfortable in my reads, the offensive line is playing great," Wilson said.

    Marshawn Lynch added two first-quarter touchdowns and finished with 111 yards on 26 carries, while Doug Baldwin had two scores among his four receptions and Richard Sherman returned a blocked field goal 90 yards for another touchdown.

    The Rams are also coming off a win after Sam Bradford threw for 196 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 16 as St. Louis topped the slumping Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 28-13, at Raymond James Stadium.

    Bradford completed 13-of-27 passes with one interception, while Lance Kendricks had a huge day through the air, catching four passes for 119 yards -- including an 80-yard touchdown -- for the Rams.

    One week after becoming just the 27th player in NFL history to reach the 10,000 rushing yard plateau, Steven Jackson ran for 81 yards and a score on 19 carries as the Rams bounced back from a 36-22 loss to the Vikings and have won four of their last five. Austin Pettis added a touchdown catch in the triumph.

    "It's huge for us," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said of his team's positive momentum to close the season. "We could either take the approach that we have won four of five, or we just lost to Minnesota. We're playing hard, having fun and we got a great effort out of the defense today."

    Seattle leads the all-time series 17-11 and has dominated in recent years, winning 13 of 15. The Rams, however, got the best of the Seahawks back in St. Louis on Sept. 30 when rookie punter Johnny Hekker connected with Danny Amendola on a 2-yard TD pass and kicker Greg Zuerlein converted all four of his field goal attempts.

    WHAT TO WATCH FOR

    St. Louis missed the playoffs for the eighth straight season but seems like it's going in the right direction under Fisher. The Rams will be shooting for their first winning record since going 12-4 nearly a decade ago and are 4-0-1 in the division this season.

    "We're going to play hard. We're going to finish up strong," said Fisher. "This is a chance to finish out on a winning note and a chance to be undefeated in the division. If we're able to do that, I'd say then we can jump into the offseason with optimism for next year."

    Bradford seems to be getting more and more comfortable, especially in division play while the Rams defense has really come on, holding four of its last five opponents to 17 points or less.

    Conversely Seattle has scored 150 points over its last three games, the most points scored by an NFL team during a three-game span since the Los Angeles Rams rang up 163 from Oct. 22-Nov. 5, 1950.

    "I can't remember a team that's averaging 50 points a game over three consecutive weeks," said Fisher. "But you're talking about a team that's won six out of their last seven. Their younger players are just getting better and better. It starts with the quarterback."

    That quarterback, Wilson, is just one TD pass shy of Peyton Manning's rookie record of 26 and will be attempting to complete the Seahawks first perfect season at home since 2005, the franchise's lone Super Bowl year.

    OVERALL ANALYSIS

    As well as St. Louis has played in the division this season, it's still a very limited team offensively and it's hard to imagine this being the team to finally solve the Seahawks' dominance in the Pacific Northwest.

    "Now we're there with the opportunity to still win a division championship which would be huge for us," said Carroll. "That obviously takes a lot of work somewhere else but we have to take care of our business first."

    Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Seahawks 31, Rams 17

    12/27 13:20:16 ET

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      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      • Great Stuff

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter Video included

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year' Video included

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

      Furry friends from Suncoast Animal League stop by Video included

      Updated:

      The Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time limit animal rescue agency located in Palm Harbor. Executive Director Rick Chaboudy More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 14-15

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      News Now: Tampa Port Authority's President talks growth at the port Video included

      Updated:

      Port Tampa Bay just had their annual State of the Port Luncheon. This week Tampa Port Authority's President and CEO, Paul Anderson, stopped by to give us further insight.  More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | February 7-8 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      Deaf Literacy Center to hold first-ever silent dinner Video included

      Updated:

      For the first time ever in the Tampa Bay area, the Deaf Literacy Center is holding a 100% voices off silent dinner. Everybody working at the restaurant this evening will be deaf or hard of hearing, including servers, cashiers, and bartenders. The event is taking place on February 15th at 4pm at Farmer Boy Restaurant in Clearwater. Pattie Sanchez from The Diversity Initiative, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's Deaf Literacy Coordinator Rosa Rodriguez, and volunteer/advocate Jenny Locy stop... More>>

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Friday, January 16 2015 12:49 PM EST2015-01-16 17:49:27 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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