In a couple of hours, the St. Louis Rams will take the field for their final game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks. The game means little to the Rams in the grand scheme of things, having been eliminated from the playoffs last week, following previous week’s loss to the Vikings in Week 15. Still, the game does hold some meaning. If the Rams win, they can guarantee the Seahawks will not have home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, and likely not at all, should they continue to win. Second, it would make the St. Louis Rams undefeated in the NFC West, which would be quite the feat considering it is arguably the toughest division in the NFL. Lastly, the Rams, with a win, would finish the season with a winning record for the first time in nearly a decade.
So, earlier in the week Ramblin’ Fan asked you, the fans, if you thought the St. Louis could pull off the upset over the hottest team in the NFl right now. Here were the choices:
- Absolutely! Winning season? Hell yea…
- Yes, but will need the offense to step up and the D to ball out!
- Naw, Seahawks have the momentum and are dominate at home
- No way! St. Louis will be luck to “hold them under 50 points”
Sadly, the majority of the vote went to…. No, the St. Louis Rams will not win. If fact, nearly 70% of the vote went either to the close or the extreme losing scenario. Still,with a ton of viewers coming in from New York and Seattle, the vote is not necessarily surprising. No one outside of the die-hards are probably going to pick the Rams for this game. Regardless, it will fun to watch for both teams. Russell Wilson has a chance to break Peyton Mannings’ rookie touchdowns record, needing one to tie and two to surpass. Janoris Jenkins needs one pick-6 to break the rookie interceptions returned for touchdowns record, having tied the mark last week against the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. Wilson threw for three interceptions and no touchdowns in the last game; the Rams did not score offensively, relying on a historically amazing day from Greg Zuerlein for the win. The Seahawks are 7-0 at home, and have score 150+ points in the last three games. The Rams are 4-0-1 in the division, and have not lost in their last four road games. Steven Jackson needs only 10 yards rushing to become the 6th player in NFL history with eight consecutive 1.000 yard seasons.
There are plenty of story-lines for the game, regardless of who you want to win. We, Ramblin’ Fan, are in that minority, naturally, and wholeheartedly believe that the St. Louis Rams can win in Seattle! All Hail The Rams, #BEATTHEHAWKS, and all that other good stuff!