Can the Rams Catch The Cardinals in the NFC West Odds?

The Rams upset the Cardinals on Monday Night Football in Week 14 to even their season series 1-1.
The Rams upset the Cardinals on Monday Night Football in Week 14 to even their season series 1-1. / Michael Chow-Arizona Republic / USA

The Arizona Cardinals were 10-2 and sitting pretty in the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

That was, until they faced their divisional rival Los Angeles Rams on Monday night Football in Week 14. Now, not only have the Cardinals dropped to the No. 3 seed at 10-3, but all of a sudden the NFC West crown isn't as sure of a thing as it was just days ago.

Can the Rams (or someone else) steal the division from the Cardinals?

Let's take a look at the latest odds to win the NFC West via WynnBET Michigan.

NFC West Odds

  • Cardinals -650 (Bet $650 to profit $100)
  • Rams +475 (Bet $100 to profit $475)
  • 49ers +7500 (Bet $100 to profit $7,500)

Do the Rams Have a Chance to Win the NFC West?

Rams sit at 9-4 after their Monday Night Football win, which puts them one game behind the Cardinals. Their final four games could be easier, but they are all certainly winnable. They take on the Seahawks, Vikings, Ravens, and then 49ers. They'll likely be favored in each of those games, but none of them are going to be easy wins.

The Cardinals have the advantage in the schedule department, with games against the Lions, Colts, Cowboys, and Seahawks. The game against the Lions should be a sure win, and Arizona should be able to handle the Colts and Seahawks.

If the Rams and Cardinals finish with the same record, it will come down to a tiebreak. Since they split their season series, the tiebreaker will be their divisional record. The Cardinals would likely win that tiebreaker, as they have a 4-1 record within their division while the Rams are at 2-2.

The only way for the Rams to have a chance with the tiebreaker would be for them to beat both the 49ers and the Seahawks, and the Cardinals would have to lost to the Seahawks in Week 18. Then it would come down to record in common games, which will depend on how these final games finish.

It's a tall order for the Rams to win the NFC West, but crazier things have happened.