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

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1. Saints lose to give Rams extra advantage

The Rams and their fans will be fully focused for what Thursday night has in store when the Saints look to keep their impressive winning streak alive when they host the Atlanta Falcons in what could turn into quite the offensive shootout. Since that embarrassing Week 1 loss at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans has emerged as arguably the hottest team in football with nine wins in a row, and the scary thing is they don’t look close to slowing down anytime soon.

As for what this game means for Los Angeles, well as everyone knows, that loss to New Orleans a few weeks ago has the chance to potentially haunt them when it comes to earning the top seed in the NFC playoff picture. If the Rams and Saints end up with the same record at season’s end, New Orleans would earn the top seed over Los Angeles as a result of the head-to-head tiebreaker, which is why Thursday night has plenty of importance.

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There won’t be many times in which the Rams cheer on the Falcons, but a win by Dan Quinn’s squad would help them earn a full-game lead when it comes to that No. 1 seed. Atlanta will enter the game as a major underdog to New Orleans, but this rivalry always seems to bring out the best in the two squads, which is good news for Los Angeles if the Falcons earn the win.