Ever had that moment when you feel like you’ve done something before but you haven’t, or you continuously have the same type of bad luck? That is something we all like to call de ja vu and it’s something the Rams may be experiencing.
Last season everybody thought the Arizona Cardinals were the best thing since the invention of the light bulb right after they had defeated the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Fast forward to four days later and the Rams made them look like they didnt belong in the NFL as they defeated the Cardinals 17-3.
After that win the Rams went on a streak in which they went five straight games without a win, one of those losses being 45-7 against the Patriots. The only time the Rams got close to a win, was when they tied against the 49ers the next week in Candlestick Park.
Now how is this De Ja Vu, and how does it relate to the Rams this season? The Cardinals were hyped up all offseason after they acquired Carson Palmer, the Rams snapped them back to reality however after they won the opener 27-24. Granted the Rams didnt blow them out, but they did come out with a victory and have been winless ever since including an embarrassing loss to the Cowboys last week losing 31-7, similar to the 45-7 loss they suffered against the Patriots.
Last season the Rams bounced back after the Patriots loss to tie the 49ers at home. This season the Rams once again play the 49ers after a disappointing loss and this time will play the 49ers in the Edward Jones Dome where Jeff Fisher is 1-0 on Thursday Night Football, a place last season where the Rams completely dominated the Cardinals.
The 49ers arent the same team they were a year ago and have had key injuries to key players. If the Rams are going to make a jump, and want make some noise they will need to do the same thing they did a year ago and show up on primetime Thursday Night Football, and possibly experience de ja vu.