Los Angeles Rams: 3 things to watch in the NFC West for Week 5

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Week 5 has the Los Angeles Rams travelling to rival Seattle for a game that can establish a big lead for LA, and effectively close the books on the Seahawks for 2018 and maybe beyond, as far as the division is concerned.

I read a tweet from someone who was a loyal Rams fan but felt a bit bad for where the Seahawks find themselves these days.

No such sympathy here for that group of malcontents.

Nonetheless, Los Angeles is a road favorite at a place they should be. The best days of NFL football in Seattle have come and gone and have been replaced by the new and improving Rams, who are everything the Seahawks are no longer.

Los Angeles earned a split last season, but based on what we’ve seen from the NFC West thus far in 2018, Seattle is the best of what’s left in the division, and that’s not saying much. All that is left in the Emerald City is quarterback Russell Wilson. He’ll work hard all game long, but the Seahawks just don’t have the kind of roster who can compete for 60 minutes.

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The Rams are stacked, and the second best team in the division is going to find out in Week 5 just how far the once mighty have fallen. Fans in Seattle won’t like that result much.