The Rams may have been on a bye this week, but that didn’t stop them from watching their standing in the NFC West rise after the Seahawks, Cardinals, and 49ers all lost in Week 9. As things stand, the Rams and Cardinals are both 5-3 but the Rams remain behind them due to a 0-1 record in the division while Arizona is still 2-0. The Seahawks — whom the Rams play this week at home — are in first with a 6-2 record, but are 1-1 in the NFC West.
If the Rams are able to take down the Seahawks this week, coupled with a Cardinals loss to the Bills, the Rams would be thrusted into first place with a 6-3 overall record and a 1-1 division record, which would be tied with Seattle. It’s a tall order, don’t get me wrong, but it’s well within the realm of possibilities for this team.
And now for today’s links.
Stu Jackson checks in on the Rams 2020 draft class at the bye (TheRams.com)
Gerald Everett joins Sarina Morales in a new edition of “10 Things” (TheRams.com)
Bret Stuter talks five Rams players who need to play better going forward (Ramblin’ Fan)
John Breech gives each team a letter grade for their Week 9 performance (CBS Sports)
Dan Graziano has your Week 9 overreactions (ESPN)
Patrick Mahomes became the fastest player to throw for 100 touchdowns (Pro Football Talk)
Steelers-Cowboys drew the largest crown of the 2020 season (Pro Football Talk)