Who is a Better Team in 2021? Los Angeles Rams or Seattle Seahawks?

Published 04/18/2021, 3:26 PM EDT
Dec 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks started their 2020 NFL campaign with 5 straight wins. The veteran quarterback was an early front-runner for the NFL MVP award alongside Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers, and Patrick Mahomes. But a midseason slump saw them finish the regular season with a 12-4 record.

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That was enough for them to be crowned NFC West champions. However, their post-season run came to a shock halt in the Wild Card Round itself. Sean McVay’s Los Angeles Rams put on a defensive masterclass to beat the Seahawks by a 20-30 scoreline.

Jan 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford (97) tackles Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (23) during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Rams could not put together a deep playoff run themselves, losing to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers a week later. But after a busy offseason, both teams will be eager to earn NFC West bragging rights in 2021.

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Speaking on ESPN’s KJZ Show, former NFL defensive lineman Chris Canty gave his take on who will be the dominant force in the NFC West when the season starts in September.

Let’s face it when you look at the overall team, the Rams are a better overall team than the Seattle Seahawks….I think that’s gonna put Russell Wilson under a microscope, people are going to be paying attention to how he performs because you can’t come out and criticize your team for not doing certain things and not valuing your input if you’re not going out there and producing at a high level.”

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Dec 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrates with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after catching a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

“So Russell Wilson, there’ll be a lot of eyeballs on him. This is a team that won the division last year, people are still going to be expecting the Seattle Seahawks to be right there in that conversation in 2021,” Canty said on the show.

The signing of Matthew Stafford will definitely elevate the status of the Rams from an overall perspective this year. In Stafford, coach McVay has secured a top-level quarterback who is a proven performer in the league. He could help the LA-based franchise put together a Super Bowl run in the next 12 months.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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