So after being limited to just 10 points against the Seahawks last week, the Eagles returned to their former high-scoring antics, beating the Rams 43-35. And they scored their final points to win the game after losing their QB to a torn ACL. But the Rams got some help to maintain their slight lead in the NFC West.
That help came courtesy of the Jaguars, who were able to hold on to their win over the Seahawks, despite some fourth-quarter 153.8 performance antics from Russell Wilson, who seemingly could not throw a pass without scoring a touchdown.
The Seahawks and Jaguars were chippy throughout the game, but things went off the rails at the very end. Some players will be fined, and we’ll likely see one or more Seahawks players suspended for their next game against the Rams.
A game that will likely decide the NFC West.
Just imagine: Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth discussing the end of both games of the previous week, especially the ugliness of the Seahawks game, and predicting how position battles will go with one or more players absent due to suspension. Then there is also the pre-game show with one of the dirtiest players in NFL history talking about the Seahawks ugliness.
Seahawks vs Rams is not just the play-off ramifications, it’s media fodder for the soul. Juicy talking points, heavy criticism…you can’t buy this kind of entertainment!
But the NFL decided not to flex out Cowboys vs Raiders, two teams that only have a whisper and a prayer of even getting Wild Card invitations. Fools.