Los Angeles Rams 34 Sam Shields Jersey Salute to Service , Arizona Cardinals 0: Test, passed [Rams fans: Sign up for our Rams survey, 3 questions each week]The Los Angeles Rams are ready for the 2018 season.No, the Arizona Cardinals clearly weren’t much of a test for this team given the level of performance we’re expecting them to provide this year. And no, that wasn’t ever really in doubt with a 19-point second quarter that set things up for the Rams to slowly develop a wider lead leaning on their offensive line, wide receivers and defense today.But the Rams deserve credit for passing the early test of handling two lesser teams en route to a 2-0 record, the first time they’ve gotten out to such a start since 2001. And credit should go out to the players who have really stepped up.WR Brandin Cooks looks every bit the part of a WR1 for this team. The offensive line was brilliant yet again. And QB Jared Goff played a better game today with plus decision making.And now things get interesting.The Los Angeles Chargers followed by the Minnesota Vikings in the following two weeks precede a challenging three-game road swing.The Rams are ready. Today just reinforces that. For the Seattle Seahawks to have a say in the NFC playoff picture, they had to get past Green Bay. A loss would have likely proved too much to overcome with games remaining against Carolina, Minnesota and Kansas City.So Pete Carroll celebrated Thursday's win in the way everyone would have expected. He rode Seattle's waterfront Ferris wheel."It's a wonderful ride. Everyone should do it," Carroll said Friday.The Seahawks' 27-24 win over Green Bay snapped a two-game losing streak and created a path to where the postseason is now at least a realistic opportunity for Seattle. There are still challenges ahead Authentic Brandin Cooks Jersey , but Seattle is now in the conversation."To be in it right now, we're not where we want to be record-wise, but we're fighting," said tight end Ed Dickson, who caught the winning touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with 5:08 remaining.Seattle's path to the postseason is relatively straightforward because of the way its schedule is structured. Five of the Seahawks' final six games are against NFC teams. Three of those are against San Francisco, twice, and Arizona, who have combined records of 4-15 going into this week. The other two NFC opponents are Carolina next week and Minnesota in Week 14, the two teams directly in front of the Seahawks in the wild-card race.So while Seattle doesn't have complete control of its playoff fortunes, it will have a say in whether it can stay in the race into the final weeks of the regular season. And it's why knocking off the Packers was so crucial."Doug (Baldwin) and I were talking about going back to 2015. We were 4-5 Limited Brandon Allen Jersey , I think it was, and we got on a hot streak," Wilson said. "This is one game, we have a lot of games to go. We have a tough game ahead of us. Just a reminder of where we've been and where we've gone and how we've done it before."That run Wilson referenced from 2015 was based largely on a passing offense that erupted in the final two months of the season. Seattle won six of its final seven games that season, scoring 29 or more points in each victory with Wilson throwing 24 touchdown passes and one interception during the seven-game span.A passing explosion like that isn't likely to happen this time. But something could happen on the ground as Seattle continued to show it can run the ball with any of its three running backs.The Seahawks rushed for 173 yards against the Packers, their eighth straight game running for at least 100 yards as a team and the seventh straight game topping 150 yards. Last week against the Rams, Seattle used a healthy dose of Wilson's legs when he rushed for a season-high 92 yards to complement the first 100-yard game of Rashaad Penny's rookie season.Against the Packers, it was a combo of Penny, Chris Carson and Mike Davis as the closer. Carson had 83 yards on 17 carries; Penny had 46 yards, including a highlight 30-yard run in the first half; and Davis had just one carry until Seattle's final drive when he had three carries for 16 yards as Seattle picked up two first downs to close out the game."It might frustrate some people like we can't make up our mind but I feel really comfortable with how we're doing this Ramik Wilson Jersey ," Carroll said. "Some games it will go in a different direction like we've seen, but it's great to have that kind of flexibility. They all have characteristics and attributes that help us."NOTES: Carroll was unclear about the status of LB K.J. Wright and his lingering knee problems. Wright couldn't finish last week's game against the Rams due to issues stemming from surgery he had in August. He was inactive Thursday. "We're trying to get his knee confident to where he can get back and stay back. We're going to take our time, whatever time it takes to check that out," Carroll said. ... LB Mychal Kendricks will be able to rejoin the team in practice next week, but won't be eligible to play until Week 14 against Minnesota. Kendricks was originally suspended indefinitely after pleading guilty to federal insider trading chargers, but had the suspension reduced to eight games.
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