With Seattle fading, the Rams look to be top dog out West

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley /

The Seattle Seahawks look to be shuffling the deck chairs on their Titanic as the Los Angeles Rams appear to settling into the top spot in the NFC West.

The Los Angeles Rams seem to be a daily star ascending, while the former NFC West darlings in Seattle looks to be plummeting towards mediocrity as they retool, possibly even trending towards a rebuild.

Tough times for the Seahawks appear to be on the immediate horizon as they have traded one high profile player in malcontent Michael Bennett to Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia, and now team agitator Richard Sherman may be on borrowed time.

Good times LA fans, good times.

It’s only March, but the order for how the NFC West will shake out on 2018 may be set, as the Rams are clearly cementing their role in the top spot with only San Francisco a challenger. Seattle, who is now clearing the decks for a rebuild, may now be wrestling Arizona for second division rights.

Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of guys in Seattle, I say.

It’s really remarkable when you look at the fortunes of both the Rams and the Seahawks in relatively short order. Head coach Sean McVay has his team poised for a sustained stay at the top of the NFC West as they are adding for a title run. Marcus Peters is the leading indicator of that fact alone.

But don’t kid yourself. When Los Angeles handed down that beating in Seattle 42-7, it wasn’t an isolated one-off. It was a sign of things to come, and the Seahawks now know their best days are clearly behind them.

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The Seahawks have become arrogant and obnoxious, loudmouths and unlikable. A team who when bad luck befell them in 2017 with an onslaught of injuries, was merely reaping the cosmic reward that karma can bring.

Now, they are on the outside looking in.

Like I said, couldn’t happen to a better bunch of guys.