Ramblin’ Fan: Who wins and why on Sunday?
Lee Vowell: Seattle might have had a better go of it had the Rams beaten the Saints. But now New Orleans has a leg up on home-field advantage. Los Angeles will be extra-motivated going into week 10. (The Rams have by far the easier division to play, though, so they should have a better record than the Saints at year-end.) Seattle could be without Carson, Fluker and Bradley McDougald. This has all the makings of a Rams blowout. I just hope Seattle keeps it closer than 42-7.
Ramblin’ Fan: Lee over at 12th Man Rising is much more optimistic in the final score than I am. I actually see this game much closer, like 38-29 closer. One thing fans in the NFC West know is that Rams versus Seahawks is a genuine rivalry game. While they managed a split in 2016 and 2017, that seems unlikely in 2018, if for no other reason that the talent scales tips in the Rams favor.
That may last another season or two.
Bottom line, the NFC West is by in large decided, but count on the Seahawks looking forward to throwing a roadblock or two at the Los Angeles Rams to make their path a lot more difficult.