Rams could be spoiler in Seahawks quest for division title

5:42 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) runs out of the pocket against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. St. Louis Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

(KSDK Sports) -- Seattle Seahawks magical run to the postseason was sealed at home last weekend on Sunday Night Football as the 'Hawks dominated the San Francisco 49ers and can lock up the NFC West division title with a victory and a Niners loss.

They continue their home stand to close out the regular season against another division rival from St. Louis who looked like a playoff caliber team last week against the Bucs but will not be postseason bound at least for this season.

The Rams went through an offseason overhaul that saw them bring in former Tennessee Titans bench boss Jeff Fisher to call the shots which has been an excellent fit for both the team and Fisher.

St. Louis has a number of pieces in place to be a team on the rise heading into next season and while Sam Bradford has struggled at times it looks as though he is still the focal point of the team's offense moving forward.

Steven Jackson continues to turn back the clock and is still a viable option in the ground although it looks like Daryl Richardson will take over once Jackson decides to hang up the cleats.

Danny Amendola is the primary pass catcher but Chris Givens is emerging as a solid number two guy and with a stingy defense that is built off a ferocious front seven the Rams should be in a good position to build for the future.

Last week against the Bucs they looked great on both sides of the ball and after showing they can compete against the league's best with a huge win over the 49ers a couple weeks ago I think St. Louis has the talent to spoil the party for the Seahawks despite the game being played in one of the toughest venues in the league.

The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the league's best teams over the past few weeks and have gone on a tear on offense putting up ridiculous point totals including a convincing victory at home against San Francisco last weekend keeping their division title hopes alive. With a victory over the Rams and a 49ers loss Seattle can clinch the division and host a divisional playoff game which would be a huge boost for them as they're undefeated at home this season and look unstoppable at the moment. Russell Wilson is contention for the league's rookie of the year award for his performance behind centre and Marshawn Lynch continues to be a work horse on the ground that will be critical come playoff time. They host the Rams here and will be in full swing after 3 weeks of spectacular football and while I think a division title would be a huge accomplishment the Seahawks need to realize that entering the postseason with a clean bill of health is critical. The Niners host the Cardinals in San Francisco which is basically a lock with the division on the line making this game less important for the Seahawks and while I think they get a win I think St. Louis will keep this close in their final game of the season as they build for next season. Betting against the Seahawks right now is a foolish move but in a divisional game at any juncture I think getting double digits is a gift.

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