3 reasons Rams should be rooting for Seahawks to fall short of playoffs

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks is hit by cornerback Marcus Peters #22 of the Los Angeles Rams as he catches the ball in the fourth quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks is hit by cornerback Marcus Peters #22 of the Los Angeles Rams as he catches the ball in the fourth quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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2. Division rivals bring out best in teams

Even before the Rams worked their way back into the conversation last season of being a top team to beat in the NFC, they always seemed to figure out a way to play some of their best football whenever taking on the Seahawks.

In other words, this division rivalry between Los Angeles and Seattle has been amazing to watch for years. And if these two teams happen to meet for a third time come January in a win-or-go-home scenario, one can only imagine the high level of intensity in that playoff game.

Not to mention, as discussed before, Wilson and the Seahawks would most likely have a major advantage over an experience factor when it comes to the playoffs when seeing how most of the youngsters on the Rams don’t even have a postseason win to their name.

Last January made it clear that Los Angeles was quite inexperienced when it came to the playoffs, and while they could certainly benefit from what they dealt with last year during their loss to the Atlanta Falcons, this could also go the other way.

Plus, if the Rams were to end up with at least a first-round bye, this would mean the only way they would meet the Seahawks would be in the Divisional Round or NFC Championship. If that were the case, Seattle would already have a playoff win or two under their belt, meaning they would be playing with a ton of confidence before having to take on Los Angeles.

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