Despite that ugly loss at Green Bay last weekend, the Seattle Seahawks are in strong position to secure the NFC West crown Thursday night.Its hard to picture the Rams, who just fired coach Jeff Fisher following an equally distasteful loss to Atlanta, getting in Seattles way.If the host Seahawks win or tie Thursday night and Arizona loses or ties Sunday, the race is done.The short turnaround is a mixed blessing to Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman. He vehemently dislikes Thursday night games, saying they are a danger to player safety. But getting to forget the blowout at the hands of the Packers comes easier with another game on tap so quickly.Its no different than any other loss, honestly, Sherman says. It doesnt hurt any less if you lose by 20 or by two. They hurt just as bad, its a loss. It felt the same as any other loss.The Rams not only lost 42-14 to the Falcons, which tied Fisher with Dan Reeves for most regular-season coaching losses, but they saw Fisher lose his job the next day. How will they react?It was tough, running back Todd Gurley says. It was tough on a lot of guys. Coach Fisher, he did a great job. He brought everybody in. We loved him as a coach. We know a lot of other people didnt.But, at the end of the day, we knew what he did for us. He brought us in. Hes the one who drafted me when nobody else believed in me. It definitely hit us hard, for sure.Seattle (No. 7 in AP Pro32) is a 15-point favorite over the reeling Rams. Doubt the coaching change makes much difference, especially against an angry bunch of Seahawks.SEAHAWKS, 30-10KNOCKOUT LEAGUE TIP: If anybody is still going in such a pool, we didnt help last week with the Colts. Perhaps the TEXANS will be more successful.No. 8 Pittsburgh (minus 3) at No. 21 CincinnatiBengals advertising tickets available. Terrible Towel-wavers grab them.BEST BET: STEELERS, 27-17No. 23 Carolina (plus 4) at No. 13 Washington, Monday nightJust a feeling the Panthers will fight until seasons end.UPSET SPECIAL: PANTHERS, 27-24No. 17 Tennessee (plus 6) at No. 3 Kansas CityThought about this for Upset Special, didnt have the guts.CHIEFS, 20-16No. 4 Oakland (pick-em) at No. 25 San DiegoThought about this for Best Bet, but uncertain about Derek Carrs finger.RAIDERS, 22-17No. 5 Detroit (plus 5) at No. 6 New York GiantsWish we could be sure about Matthew Staffords finger.GIANTS, 17-16No. 12 Tampa Bay (plus 9) at No. 2 DallasLike Titans, Bucs impressing with late run. But Cowboys rebound ...COWBOYS, 23-20No. 15 Miami (minus 2) at No. 27 New York Jets, Saturday nightTannehill injury could keep Dolphins out of playoffs. Jets wont do it.DOLPHINS, 13-10No. 26 Philadelphia (plus 6) at No. 14 BaltimoreRavens absolutely need this one, Eagles playing out string.RAVENS, 21-13No. 12 Green Bay (minus 4 1-2) at No. 28 ChicagoPackers absolutely need this one, Bears playing out string.PACKERS, 27-17No. 1 New England (minus 3) at No. 10 DenverBroncos absolutely need this one, Patriots hardly playing out string.PATRIOTS, 20-15No. 19 Indianapolis (plus 4 1-2) at No. 16 MinnesotaColts cant beat Texans in Indy, wont win this one either.VIKINGS, 16-13No. 30 Jacksonville (plus 6) at No. 18 HoustonGood chance for Texans to grab control of AFC South again.TEXANS, 22-13No. 31 San Francisco (plus 14) at No. 9 AtlantaGood chance for Falcons to grab control of NFC South again.FALCONS, 32-13No. 24 New Orleans (plus 3 1-2) at No. 22 ArizonaWhats happened to the Saints prolific offense? Might surface here.CARDINALS, 30-27No. 32 Cleveland (plus 10 1-2) at No. 20 BuffaloFirst win for Browns? 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The defense had a more Bama-like performance, and hasnt given up a touchdown in 13 quarters.Hurts was 15 of 21 for 136 yards a week after torching Mississippi State for 347 yards. He had a 47-yard TD pass to Calvin Ridley and added two 1-yarders to Gehrig Dieter, including one in the final minutes that made the score look a little closer to what most expected.Damien Harris rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown and Ridley gained 94 yards on seven catches.Alabama wide receiver ArDarius Stewart did not play in the game, but it wasnt clear if hes injured.It was a milestone win for Alabama coach Nick Saban, whose 41-5 record as the No. 1 team gives him the most of any coach. He had been tied with Ohio States Woody Hayes (40-4-1) and Florida States Bobby Bowden (40-5).Chattanoogas first-quarter field goal put Alabama behind for the first time since Kentucky scored the first three points on Oct. 1. The Mocs trailed just 14-3 until deep into the third quarter before Harris raceed 25 yards for a touchdown.ddddddddddddAlejandro Bennifield completed 16 of 21 passes for 106 yards for the Mocs, who sacked Hurts three times.Alabama wasnt exactly pushing the Mocs around early. Chattanooga stopped two runs from the 1-yard line in the second quarter before Hurts rolled right on fourth down and hit Dieter in the end zone for a 14-3 lead.That was set up by a muffed punt at the 9.THE TAKEAWAYChattanooga: Was almost even in total yards with Alabama midway through the third quarter. Didnt allow a sack to a defense that came in with the most in the nation.Alabama: It was probably the least impressive performance of the season, considering what `Bama is expected to do to FCS teams. Left tackle Cam Robinson and backup Korren Kirven, who started at right guard, both left late with injuries.POLL IMPLICATIONSChattanooga: Came in ranked No. 11 in the FCS coaches poll and shouldnt be judged much for this one.Alabama: Still a lock to be No. 1 in the AP poll and playoff rankings, especially with teams behind Tide struggling.UP NEXTChattanooga: Finished the regular season and awaits its playoff fate.Alabama: Hosts Auburn in the Iron Bowl seeking a third straight win over its in-state rival. ' ' '