At the moment, the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles are two of the hottest teams in the NFC.
After all of the struggles surrounding this team in 2016, the Los Angeles Rams couldn’t have asked for a better start heading into their bye week this season, as Sean McVay‘s squad is on top of the NFC West at the moment with a 5-2 record. Between defeating the Dallas Cowboys on the road to recently shutting out the Arizona Cardinals in London, the Rams have every reason in the world to feel confident at the moment when it comes to being one of the teams to beat in the NFC.
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Originally, Los Angeles was expected by many to go through a year of rebuilding while McVay adjusted to the responsibilities as the new head coach, which has been anything but the case for the former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator. Thanks to the players buying in to what McVay is selling, the Rams are finally earning the respect they deserve when it comes to being a serious contender in the NFC, although they still have plenty of work to do once they return from the bye week.
For instance, once December rolls around, one of the biggest challenges Los Angeles will face involves a meeting against the team with the best record in the NFL at the moment in Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14. And while this game was already beginning to draw a ton of hype when seeing how well the two NFC teams are playing at the moment, Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times discussed on Tuesday how this meeting between the Rams and Eagles could even end up getting flexed by being moved into the Sunday Night Football spot.
At the moment, the spot is occupied with an AFC North showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. And while the Steelers seem to be heating up by clicking on offense, the Ravens are falling fast after losing four of their last five games. So as much as football fans have enjoyed watching these two AFC North rivals go at it over the years, when looking at what could possibly be on the line down the road in December from a NFC playoff standpoint, flexing to the Rams and Eagles would seem like the obvious choice here for NBC, and it’s not even close.