4 major takeaways from the Rams vs. Washington matchup in Week 5

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Rams Complete Sweep Of The NFC East

There isn’t a worse division in the NFL than the NFC East and the Rams experienced that firsthand. After defeating the Washington Football Team, Los Angeles has pulled off a clean sweep of the division.

The lone matchup the Rams faced outside of the NFC East was the Bills and despite a great effort, Los Angeles barely came up short. Getting wins against top teams will be important when those matchups come.

The bottom line for the Rams, they can win just about every game outside of their matchups with the Seahawks and still end up finishing below them in the NFC West standings. Los Angeles must take care of business in those upcoming head-to-head matchups.

For now, the Rams should feel great about where they’re at as a team. Los Angeles holds a 4-1 record and is well in the mix to make a return to the NFC playoff picture.