But St. Louis is still in first place in the NFC West after the Seahawks lost to the Falcons. Both the Rams and Seahawks are 6-8 with two games to play.
At his Monday afternoon press conference, St. Louis coach Steve Spagnuolo repeated what he has said about leading the division for most of the season.
“Until they tell us that we’re not in, we’re still fighting to get in there, and if we happen to get in there, to me it won’t matter to me what the record is,” Spagnuolo told reporters. “It doesn’t matter how you get in. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Wild Card or if you’re a divisional winner, if you’re in, you’ve got a chance to win it all.”
The Rams host the San Francisco 49ers (5-9) this week, then travel to Seattle for the season finale next week. Spagnuolo said on Sunday that his team would now be in “playoff mode,” but a day later revised that to call it a “must-win situation.”
“They haven’t said we’re out of it yet, and right now we have to win this next game, and that’s all I’m focused on,” Spagnuolo said. “I’m not trying to avoid any questions. That’s just how I am, and to me, that’s where you have to put it for your football team to move forward. Can’t do scenarios, can’t worry about who they scheduled. You’ve got to go out and win a football game.”