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Week 16 NFC West roundup: Los Angeles Rams clinch the crown

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The Rams are your 2017 NFC West champions.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams have officially clinched the NFC West divisional crown after taking care of business in Nashville. After a close battle against the AFC playoff chasing Tennessee Titans, the Rams emerged victorious to give the franchise their first divisional crown in 14 seasons.

1. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams won a tough game against the Titans with large doses of Todd Gurley. Gurley combined for 276 yards from scrimmage via the ground and air. With such performances down the stretch, teammates and coaches have pushed for Gurley to get much deserved MVP recognition.

With a home playoff game locked in no matter the outcome in Week 17, the Rams will rest some starters in the finale against the red-hot San Francisco 49ers.

2. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Dallas Cowboys who welcomed back Ezekiel Elliott. Seattle however went through a dramatic postgame with Earl Thomas caught on camera to tell Dallas coach Jason Garrett to “come and get” him.

Seattle will face the Arizona Cardinals at home. The Seahawks will need some help for a playoff game as they would cheer for the Panthers to beat the Falcons.

3. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals beat the reeling New York Giants, 23-0. With a tough season, some believe Bruce Arians may not come back in 2018. The Cardinals travel to Seattle with the opportunity to finish at 8-8.

4. San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers won their fourth straight game, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Led by Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers were able to get to a shootout and won 44-33 against a Jacksonville squad that had playoff seeding hinging on the game.

San Francisco is likely going to be able to get their fifth straight victory with the Rams resting key players.

All in all, the Rams have definitely surprised the division as the season wore on. Picked to finish 3rd or 4th by most pundits, what an amazing season this has been.

Let’s keep going.

Go Rams!