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The Los Angeles Rams Could be First Team to Win Division Crown

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

The Los Angeles Rams had another close call today at home against the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams won that game 36-31. That was the second time this season Seattle gave Los Angeles a scare. The Rams bounced back after losing last week's game on the road against the New Orleans Saints.

With today's win, the Los Angeles Rams are set up to win to the NFC West as early as Week 11. They need the Seattle Seahawks to lose at home on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers and the Rams need to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City next Monday night.

If that does happen, all the Rams would have to worry about it trying to get a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs. The remaining games on the Rams schedule is against the Detroit Lions, the Chicago Bears, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals, and the San Francisco 49ers.

Los Angeles will either finish 13-3, 14-2, or 15-1. After the Rams, the next division that I could see wrapped up is the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers record is 6-2-1. The Cincinnati Bengals record is 5-4 and the Baltimore Ravens record is 4-5.

In all seriousness, if the Rams show how get the number one seed by Week 16, is Sean McVay willing to rest his players? For Week 16 I say he will play them for the entire game. For Week 17, McVay will decide not to play any of his players at all.

Speaking of not playing at all, Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, and Aaron Donald did not play a single snap in the preseason. The Rams haven't showed many signs of rust this season. The Los Angeles Rams have also not won back-to-back division titles since winning seven straight from 1973-1979.

This article was originally published on @gk18