Seahawks could help Rams playoff hopes in big way during Week 13

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The Los Angeles Rams could use some help from the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 by defeating the Minnesota Vikings.

Since the NFC West seems out of reach with five games to go, the best chance for the Los Angeles Rams to secure a spot in the playoffs will be through one of the Wild Card spots in the NFC.

As much as the Rams would love to win the division for a third year in a row, the fact that Los Angeles currently trails the 49ers by four games heading into Week 13 shows how unlikely this is to happen.

So with the Rams focused on the Wild Card, the next step becomes doing whatever it takes to squeeze into the No. 6 seed, which is currently held by the Minnesota Vikings.

Before Los Angeles fans point out the No. 5 seed is still up for grabs, keep in mind this spot will most likely be claimed by Seattle or San Francisco, depending on how the race for the NFC West plays out.

With this in mind, the Rams may be better off rooting for the Seahawks on Monday night since a win over the Vikings could result in Los Angeles trimming down Minnesota’s lead for the final Wild Card spot to one game, depending on what happens Sunday.

After suffering another brutal loss this past Monday to the Baltimore Ravens, the Rams are facing more pressure than ever to end the final month of the regular season on a high note since Los Angeles needs every win they can get.

Rightfully so, the Rams had their eyes set on earning another trip to the Super Bowl after watching the results of the previous two seasons, meaning anything short of the playoffs this year would be viewed as a huge disappointment.

This season hasn’t turned out the way Los Angeles thought it would, but if they can find a way to earn a Wild Card spot, this would certainly be huge for the Rams.

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But before jumping too far ahead, the main focus for Los Angeles is on this upcoming weekend, because if the Rams can defeat the Cardinals while receiving help from the Seahawks, a playoff spot will be within better reach.