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Rams defense faces challenge against high-scoring Seahawks in regular-season finale

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    St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) celebrates with teammate cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) after intercepting a pass by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman during the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) (The Associated Press)

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    St. Louis Rams defensive end Eugene Sims (92) is pulled down by Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ted Larsen, bottom, after intercepting a pass by Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson, top, breaks up a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) (The Associated Press)

It's the St. Louis Rams' turn to try to figure how to stop an opponent that has been on a nearly unprecedented scoring binge.

The Seattle Seahawks have averaged 50 points per game in the past three weeks, the most points in a three-week span since the 1950 Los Angeles Rams.

St. Louis is coming off its fourth victory in five games on the strength of five turnovers at Tampa Bay, including four interceptions. The Rams have 17 on the season, ninth best in the league, but are second worst in fumble recoveries with just four.

Defensive end Chris Long said that turnovers do not serve as a prerequisite for a victory, though it would obviously make the task easier against the Seahawks.