The Los Angeles Rams secured a critical victory in Week 16 as they look to punch their ticket for the 2024 NFL Playoffs. The Rams beat the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football, holding off a late rally to win 30-22. LA jumped on top 30-7 behind 168 receiving yards and a touchdown from Puka Nacua and 104 rushing yards and a score from Kyren Williams.
The Rams improved to 8-7 with the victory and have temporarily taken over the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff standings. If the Vikings beat the Detroit Lions on Sunday, LA would drop back down to No. 7.
Los Angeles Rams current odds
The Giants came back to earth in Week 15 and the Rams are rolling, so they should be able to pull that one out. The 49ers are a tougher call because they may or may not have something to play for in Week 18. If they beat the Ravens and Commanders, they would clinch the No. 1 seed in Week 17. The Ravens game will be tough, but I suspect they win both and we see them sending out enough backups that the Rams can potentially secure a season-ending victory. LA is a potential tough out in the playoffs, so it’s possible we see the 49ers go hard at them if there is an elimination scenario in play.
Final record prediction: 10-7
Current NFC playoff standings
The Rams are headed to the playoffs. Even if they split the final two games, they still stand a good chance of making the postseason bracket.