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What Rams win over Commanders in Week 15 means for NFL playoff picture in NFC

The Rams beat the Commanders in Week 15. We break down what it means for the NFC playoff picture.

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on as he warms up prior to an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Rams at M&T Bank Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams picked up a 28-20 win in Week 15 over the Washington Commanders. Los Angeles had won three games in a row before last week’s overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens, so this was a big win to get them back on track. Washington has now lost each of their last five games.

The Rams move to 7-7 on the season and have the New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers left to play. Los Angeles remains in second place in the NFC West behind the 49ers and ahead of the Seattle Seahawks. Even if the latter wins over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, Los Angeles still retains that No. 2 divisional spot. With the victory, the important move is that the Rams move up to the No. 7 seed in the NFC playoff picture and would make the playoffs if they began today.

With the loss, Washington falls to 4-10, and they have officially been eliminated from playoff contention. The team has new ownership, and the suspicion is that they will bring in another coaching staff for next season. For now, the Commanders will finish out the season against the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.