3 reasons Rams playoff chances more realistic following Week 11 win over Bears

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The Los Angeles Rams came through with a big Week 11 win over the Chicago Bears.

Around this time last week, there were plenty of football fans writing off the Los Angeles Rams in regards to earning a third trip in a row to the playoffs, and rightfully so since the team was coming off an embarrassing loss on the road to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Despite the Rams entering the bye week on a hot note with two wins in a row, it’s tough to brag about wins against teams like the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons since the two teams had one win combined at the time.

So when Los Angeles failed to even score a single touchdown on offense during their loss on the road to Pittsburgh, it was easy to understand why there was so much concern heading into Sunday’s meeting with Chicago.

But after defeating the Bears the way they did, this Rams team has found themselves back in the playoff conversation since Sean McVay‘s squad currently holds on to the No. 7 seed in the NFC, which also means they have some work to do over the next few weeks.

Since the NFC West title seems to be a long shot at this point with the way the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are playing, earning one of the Wild Card spots seems like the best possibility for Los Angeles.

This will obviously be easier said than done since the Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings currently hold the two Wild Card spots at the moment, but at least the Rams clawing their way back in seems more realistic after Week 11.

In fact, here are three reasons to back that statement up for Los Angeles since the team clearly appears to be in better shape heading into the final stretch of November.