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Dec 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) spikes the ball after scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

14. ST. LOUIS RAMS (7-8)

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Can someone please tell the St. Louis Rams there are teams outside of the NFC West? And from time to time, the Rams actually have to beat teams not inside their own division. St. Louis has won seven games this season, four of which have come in the division. If they can beat the 49ers next week, they will finish 8-8 and 5-1 inside the NFC West.

On Sunday, the Rams picked up their first victory in Seattle since 2004 to complete the improbable season sweep. They beat the Seahawks in overtime all the way back in Week 1, and cooled a red hot Russell Wilson in front of the 12th Man this past week.

The Rams bottled up the Seahawks’ rushing attack, limiting it to just 60 yards. Russell Wilson was the leading rusher with 39. The same couldn’t be said of Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley, who posted 85 yards and a touchdown.

In Seattle, St. Louis posted just 207 total yards (103 passing, 104 rushing). But the turnover battle is often the difference in games, and the Rams took it away three times without turning it over once. The result is an upset victory and season sweep over the Seahawks.

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