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Random Ramsdom: Which game is most important to you this weekend?

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 12/23/23

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The Los Angeles Rams played and won on Thursday night. LA will not be playing this weekend so which game are you looking forward to the most? We’ve got games on Saturday and Sunday and then I believe the final game will be on Monday between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. I would guess that most fans are looking forward to that Monday night extravaganza.

The Rams game meant the most to me and that’s done. I play fantasy football, so at this point all the games matter, but yah I mean...that Monday Night Football game (mentioned above) could be pretty sick.

Please comment on whatever you’d like and have a great Saturday!

NFL Week 16 picks, schedule, odds, injuries, fantasy tips (espn.com)

“Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET | ABC/ESPN+ | Spread: SF -5 (46.5)

Storyline to watch: Talk about a Christmas gift: This game could be a preview of Super Bowl LVIII, with the Niners and Ravens sitting as the betting and ESPN FPI favorites to represent their conferences in the big game. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it’s only the second matchup of teams holding a share of the NFL’s best record in Week 16 or later since the 1970 merger. It’s also one more prime-time opportunity for Niners QB Brock Purdy and RB Christian McCaffrey and Ravens QB Lamar Jackson to stake a claim to the league’s Most Valuable Player award. — Nick Wagoner”

2023 NFL season, Week 16: What We Learned from Rams’ win over Saints on Thursday night (nfl.com)

“FULL BOX SCORE

READ: Rams move up to NFC’s No. 6 seed after win

READ: Rams WR Nacua creates noise for OROTY on TNF

READ: Matthew Stafford has Rams on postseason doorstep

READ: Saints have ‘no excuses’ with playoff race tightening

Rams’ playoff odds jump with important tiebreaker victory. With Thursday’s win over the Saints, the Rams took an important step forward in their quest to return to the playoffs. They entered the game with a 53% chance of making the playoffs, via Next Gen Stats, but those odds improved to 74% with the victory. Had they lost, their chances would have sunk to 15%. The Rams crawled into their Week 10 bye at 3-6, having lost 18 of their past 26 games since winning Super Bowl LVI. But they’ve been one of the quietly hotter teams in the league, winning four of five, with the only setback being an overtime loss in Baltimore. No shame there. And there was little doubt Thursday who the better team was. The Rams left some points on the board in the second quarter and let their foot off the gas in the fourth, and just like in Sunday’s win over Washington, they allowed a 20-point lead to dissipate into a one-possession lead late. But they ground away at the Saints with the four-minute offense and finished off a solid performance. When Sean McVay, Matthew Stafford and Aaron Donald ended speculation that they were walking away from the Rams, this was why they came back: To get the Rams back in the playoffs. They’re one critical step closer.”

NFL Week 16 bold predictions: Bryce Young shreds Packers secondary, Cowboys upset Dolphins for rare road win (cbssports)

“Week 16 of the 2023 NFL season is underway, and we already saw Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua shred the New Orleans Saints to the tune of nine catches for 164 yards and a touchdown, which tied him with Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss for the most games with 150 or more receiving yards by a rookie in the Super Bowl Era (since 1966) with three.

Since anything can happen when it comes to the NFL, what’s next, you ask? Well, here are five bold predictions for this weekend’s Week 16 slate, which features two games on Saturday and three for Christmas Day on Monday.”