Even though they were on the bye week, the Los Angeles Rams fell to second place in the NFC West following the Seattle Seahawks thrilling Week 8 win against the Houston Texans.
All things considered, the Los Angeles Rams have every reason in the world to be coming off their bye week sitting with a 5-2 record when considering they have already topped their win total from a year ago. Prior to Sunday, the Rams were sitting on top of the division, but due to the Seattle Seahawks pulling off an epic win against the Houston Texans in Week 8, Sean McVay‘s squad currently sits at No. 2 in the NFC West.
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Los Angeles and Seattle may have the same record at the moment, but with the Seahawks earning the win during the first meeting between these two rivals, the Rams are losing the tiebreaker at the moment. And while there’s obviously no reason to panic just yet since there is still plenty of football remaining in the 2017 season, it’s a shame Los Angeles couldn’t receive the extra help from Houston on Sunday when considering how well they played overall against Seattle.
There aren’t many team that are capable of putting up 38 points against the Seahawks’ defense, but that’s exactly what the Texans did thanks to yet another strong performance by rookie Deshaun Watson. Watching the former Clemson star torch the Seattle defense for 402 passing yards to go along with four touchdowns had Los Angeles fans feeling confident in the Rams remaining in first place, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case after the Seahawks rallied for the 41-38 win.
Moving forward, every game is going to be extremely important for both Los Angeles and Seattle when seeing how tight this NFC West is turning out to be. As much as the Rams would have loved to receive some extra help from the Texans, there’s nothing they can do about it other than making sure they continue to win every game possible moving forward, beginning on Sunday against the New York Giants.