The Los Angeles Rams will return from the bye week to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.
Despite the Rams being in decent shape for the most part with a 5-3 record, the Steelers have found a way to turn their season around following a poor start by winning each of their last three games, with the latest coming on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
When comparing these two teams on paper, there’s every reason to believe that Los Angeles should be able to leave with a win in this one, especially with the rest factor coming into consideration.
However, the Steelers certainly aren’t going to make it easy in this one since just like the Rams, Pittsburgh needs every win possible the rest of the way to have a fighting shot at earning a spot in the AFC playoffs.
In other words, one can only imagine the intensity that will be taking place in this one with both teams looking to avoid digging deeper holes in the playoff standings.
Then again, since the Rams are defending NFC champions, the argument can be made they’re facing even more pressure to the Steelers since anything short of the playoffs will be viewed as a complete bust.
And as much as Los Angeles doesn’t want to hear that Sunday’s game should be viewed as a must-win scenario, here are three reasons to support why it should be since the regular season will be over before they know it.