3 ways Los Angeles Rams can be winners of Thanksgiving without even playing

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Here are three ways the Los Angeles Rams can be winners of Thanksgiving on Thursday without even having to play a single game.

When looking at all of the intensity and emotion from Monday’s thrilling win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the bye week came at the perfect time for the Los Angeles Rams since they could use the extra recovery time, especially when seeing some of the injuries. Not to mention, the Rams are also glad they don’t have to worry about playing on a shorter week like the six teams that will be taking the field on Thanksgiving, beginning with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.

Thursday games in general can be both frustrating and annoying to deal with for just about everyone involved in the NFL since it’s such a quick turnaround for the teams that were forced to play on Sunday. And even though Los Angeles is fortunate enough to avoid playing on Thanksgiving for at least this season, Thursday will still be a key day for the defending NFC West champions when seeing how each game could play an impact in the NFC playoff picture.

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At the moment, the Rams are sitting comfortable on top of their division with a 10-1 record, but even they know that plenty could happen over the next six weeks before the playoffs officially kick off in January to prevent them from earning one of the top two seeds. So while Los Angeles enjoys having this week off before their Week 12 meeting with the Detroit Lions, here are three ways the team can still be one of the biggest winners of Thanksgiving without even having to take part in one of the games.