We have our first playoff team for the 2018 NFL season. The Los Angeles Rams had a terrific Week 13. They avoided an upset bid by the Lions in Detroit and pulled away for a 30-16 win. That gave the Rams the NFC West title for a second straight year. In addition, the New Orleans Saints – the only team to beat the Rams – lost at the Dallas Cowboys.
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So, now Los Angeles is in the NFC’s top spot and needs to simply win out to get home-field advantage. The Rams will be favored in every game the rest of the way and are -3 this Sunday night in Chicago, the leader of the NFC North. That was flexed into the prime-time window. The Bears have covered six of their past seven at home.
For the first time in franchise history, the Green Bay Packers have fired a coach during a season. Mike McCarthy was shown the door following last Sunday’s stunning home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin takes over as interim coach with the Packers as 6-point home favorites on Sunday against another disappointing team, the Atlanta Falcons. They have covered six straight trips to Green Bay.