Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams will have to wait until next Sunday to try and clinch the NFC West for the second consecutive season under their young head coach Sean McVay. Last week, they pinned their hopes on the Green Bay Packers of defeating the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed to have picked the wrong evening to play one of his worst games of the season. The Seahawks escaped the game with the fourth down stance to secure a 27-24 victory.
Today, the deck was stacked again for the Rams as they pinned those hopes on the Carolina Panthers to defeat the Seahawks. A Panther victory at home wouldn't come easy as they scrapped to remain perfect at home on the season. The Panthers fought a hard battle too but loses to the Seahawks by a score of 30-27.
With about a 1:46 left in the game, kicker Graham Cano misses a 48-yard field goal that would have given the Panthers the game. The Seahawks took over on downs after two near sacks, Wilson does it again by eluding the pressure and launching a deep pass down the field to a wide-open Tyler Lockett. Veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski would nail the 31-yard field goal to beat the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
Last week, the Rams pinned their hopes on the Green Bay Packers to defeat the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed to have picked the wrong evening to play one of his worst games of the season. The Seahawks escaped the game with the fourth down stance to secure a 27-24 victory.
The Rams will travel on the road next Sunday to play the Detroit Lions at Ford Field a place that has not been too friendly for the team last few outings. However, this is a different Rams team than those last few and will go in there playing hard. They will remain optimistic somehow that the San Francisco 49ers can find a way to upset the Seahawks. That will not be an easy task, however, "Any Given Sunday" can strike at any time.