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Merry Christmas to all the TST faithful out there. Hoping everyone has a wonderful day with family and friends. Cheers!

McVay: If healthy, Gurley “good to go” against 49ers | ESPN

The Rams will again host the 49ers in this season’s regular-season finale on Sunday, but they have plenty to play for this time around.

Injury report, 12/24: Gurley, Joyner remain day-to-day | Rams’ official site

The Rams will have two starters day-to-day with their respective injuries as the team begins the final week of the regular season.

Dante Pettis, Matt Breida won’t play Sunday | Pro Football Talk

49ers receiver Dante Pettis and running back Matt Breida will not play Sunday, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday.

What we learned from Sunday’s Week 16 games | NFL Network

Here’s what we learned from Sunday’s Week 16 slate of games

Week 16 NFL team of the week | Pro Football Focus

It is time again for the PFF NFL Team of the Week – highlighting the best individual performances from the weekend’s worth of action.

PFF’s 2018 record watch | Pro Football Focus

New names will enter Pro Football Focus’ record books at the conclusion of the regular season this weekend, so we’ve taken a dive into the numbers to pull some of the single-season records in contention to be broken in Week 17.

C.J. Anderson plays 75 percent in Rams’ debut | Rams’ official site

The Rams didn’t have running back Todd Gurley available on Sunday, but they did have newly signed running back C.J. Anderson — and that was more than enough.

5 takeaways: Woods remains remarkably consistent | Rams’ official site

Before we turn the page to next week, here are five takeaways from Los Angeles’ 31-9 victory over Arizona.

Donald sealed DPOTY award with Week 16 performance | Rams Wire

After two sack-less games against the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles, Aaron Donald slid out of the MVP race. At the beginning of the month, he was tied with Jared Goff as the fifth favorite to win the award, and while he’s been removed from most betting sites that list the top candidates for MVP, he’s the runaway choice for Defensive Player of the Year.

Rams open as 9.5 point favorites in Week 17 | Rams Wire

According to Bovada, the Rams are 9.5-point favorites over the 49ers in Week 17, which is the third-largest spread of the week so far.

3 takeaways from Rams win over Cardinals in Week 16 | Ramblin Fan

Here are three takeaways from the Los Angeles Rams Week 16 win over the Arizona Cardinals to improve to 12-3 on the season.

Studs and duds from Rams’ lopsided win over Cardinals | Rams Wire

There were several strong performances by the Rams on Sunday, led by their newest player, so there were plenty of studs and only one dud coming out of Week 16.

Pete Carroll, Seahawks agree on extension through 2021 | Pro Football Talk

The team announced that Carroll has signed an extension that runs through the 2021 season, which would be his 12th year with the organization. Carroll’s previous deal was set to expire after the 2019 season.