NFC West Update: Los Angeles Rams Clinch Division Title

A look at the Seahawks' competition around the NFC West heading into the final week of the 2017 regular season.

A look at the Seahawks' competition around the NFC West heading into the final week of the 2017 regular season:

Los Angeles Rams (11-4)

What Happened:The Rams held on for a 27-23 road win over the Titans in Tennessee, upping their record to 11-4 on the season and clinching the NFC West title with one game to play in the regular season.

  • In Sean McVay's first season as head coach, the Rams are heading back to the postseason. It's the team's first division title since 2003 and its first playoff berth since 2004. 
  • Los Angeles players react to their postseason-clinching victory, with defensive end Robert Quinn stating, ""I would like to say I can speak for the guys that have been here with everything that we went through — putting some great pieces together, but just coming up short. With McVay and Wade [Phillips] leading this team, I don't what they did they just brought the best out of everybody. Brought some new guys in and everybody rose up to the challenge. So, honestly it starts upstairs. They instilled confidence within the players, within the system and guys just believed in what they were preaching. It's finally well worth the wait I'll tell you that." 
  • Rams running back Todd Gurley improved his case for NFL MVP, racking up 276 yards from scrimmage in Sunday's win.
  • A look at where the NFC West champion Rams currently stand in the NFC playoff picture

What's Next:Los Angeles closes 2017 with a home game against the suddenly red-hot San Francisco 49ers, who since losing to the Seahawks in Week 12 have been winners of four straight.  


San Francisco 49ers (5-10)

What Happened:The 49ers beat one of the NFL's top-ranked defenses, dispatching the Jaguars 44-33, the most points Jacksonville has allowed all season long.

What's Next:San Francisco travels down the California coast to wrap up its 2017 season against the Rams. 


Arizona Cardinals (7-8)

What Happened:The Cardinals notched their first shutout victory in 25 years, topping the New York Giants 23-0.

What's Next:The Cardinals head to CenturyLink Field for a Week 17 game against the Seahawks. 

The Seahawks come away victorious 21-12 against the Cowboys in Week 16 at AT&T Stadium. 

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