For the past couple years, the St. Louis Rams could point past their on-field struggles to a brighter future with a franchise quarterback.
Sam Bradford was what separated the Rams from their division rivals, at least over the long term. The Rams have improved this season. They are 7-7-1 overall and 4-0-1 against the NFC West. But as they close out their season at Seattle in Week 17, the quarterback dynamics have changed in the NFC West.
Seattle's Russell Wilson, picked off three times by the Rams in Week 4, has subsequently become one of the most productive quarterbacks in the NFL. That is one reason the Seahawks have posted an 8-3 record over their subsequent 11 games.
I used the "Blogger Blitz" to address this aspect of the Rams-Seahawks rematch. The chart below provides some context.