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Week 13 NFC Playoff Picture: Los Angeles Rams Thread Through Playoff Picture

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With the Rams in the middle of the playoff hunt, their next three games against fellow hopefuls could decide the seeding for the NFC in January.

Los Angeles Rams At New England Patriots
Los Angeles Rams At New England Patriots
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Now at 4-8, the Los Angeles Rams are in the thick of the NFC Playoff Picture:

2016 NFC Playoff Standings - Week 13
2016 NFC Playoff Standings - Week 13

With the Rams in striking distance, their next three games will decide much more than their own playoff seeding -- they’ll have a huge impact on the field as well.

Back at home in Week 14, the Rams will welcome the 7-5 Atlanta Falcons, the current NFC South leaders. The Falcons hold the current tiebreaker over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are also 7-5; both are hoping the 5-7 New Orleans Saints can’t catch them over these final four games.

The Rams then hit the road to face a familiar NFC West rival in Week 15: the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams have won four out of their last five giving the recent edge to Jeff Fisher. Since he took over the Rams in 2012, the Rams have the head-to-head trophy leaving the Seahawks with very little to celebrate since then given our dominance. Currently at 8-3-1, they have to be looking over their shoulders at the hard-charging Rams knowing we’re coming in two weeks time.

Then in Week 16, the Rams come back down the coast to invite the Arizona Cardinals to town. Arizona is 5-6-1 and, knowing that we’ve taken two of the last three from them, have to be worried that we’ll once again claim supremacy on the field as well as in the ‘stache power rankings.

With just four games left in the season, it’s fair to say a playoff spot is the Rams’ to lose.