3 reasons Rams should be glad Seahawks are eliminated from playoffs

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Here are three reasons the Los Angeles Rams should be glad the Seattle Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs after falling to the Dallas Cowboys.

As the Los Angeles Rams were fortunate enough to have the weekend off after earning the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoff picture along with a first-round bye, the NFC West champions were still watching the Wild Card Round to keep an eye on potential opponents.

Since the Philadelphia Eagles as the lowest seed can only face the New Orleans Saints, the Rams will get to host either the Dallas Cowboys or Chicago Bears Saturday night, depending on how Sunday turns out.

Speaking of the Cowboys, the NFC East champions eliminated the Seattle Seahawks by defeating Russell Wilson and company 24-22 on Saturday, meaning Los Angeles can officially eliminate one potential opponent for the Divisional Round.

Once the Seahawks clinched a Wild Card berth, there were plenty of Rams fans that wondered if there would be a third meeting between these NFC West rivals, which most likely would have been quite the intense battle.

Up until last season, Seattle was always viewed as one of the top teams to beat in the division, but Los Angeles has rightfully claimed that crown when looking at how Sean McVay has turned this club into a serious contender over the previous two years.

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One can only imagine what it would have been like if the Seahawks and Rams were in fact meeting for a third time with a trip to the NFC Championship on the line, but in a way, this could be viewed as a blessing in disguise.

So in honor of Seattle’s loss to Dallas, here are three reasons why Los Angeles should be happy over their rivals no longer being in the playoffs after their elimination during the Wild Card Round.