The Los Angeles Rams only loss this season is to a New Orleans Saints team that has won 10 consecutive games. This, unfortunately, hurts the Rams playoff seeding.
The Los Angeles Rams, although the team has looked vulnerable at times, is proving this year that all of the high preseason expectations were justified. The Rams are coming off of one of the biggest statement wins of the season in one of the greatest Monday Night Football games ever and hold a comfortable 10-1 record.
For most teams, a 10-1 record would essentially guarantee home-field advantage up until the Super Bowl. However, for the Rams, the team lost to the one team it could not afford to lose to and are second in the NFC standings because of it.
The New Orleans Saints are also 10-1 after losing in Week 1 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and winning ten games in a row, including the 45-35 win over the Rams. With the head-to-head win in their back pocket, the Saints own the tiebreaker if the two sides finish with the same record.
There is a possibility that we could see two 15-1 teams coming out of the NFC, which makes for a very entertaining postseason.
However, that will not be the case, as the Los Angeles Rams will end up at the first seed in the NFC, meaning that the Saints will finish with a worse overall record. Here is why the Rams are still our favorites to be the first seed in the NFC.