5 reasons the Rams may be an NFC West favorite

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Michael Brockers
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Michael Brockers /
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(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Rams fans who saw the home team take the Colts to the woodshed this past Sunday were likely more surprised than not.

And why shouldn’t they have been?

The Rams last year were statistically the worst offensive team in the National Football League. They were starting a quarterback who had gone 0-7 to begin his professional career, a running back coming off a significant slump, and have a 31 year old rookie head coach in Sean McVay.

With all that, they proceeded to go out and beat Indianapolis 46-9.

Somewhere, Jeff Fisher and Mike Martz were sure to be seething over a warm beer.

After a decade of bad play and bad quarterbacks, the Rams look to be on the road to Respectability, and most importantly, winning football. General Manager Les Snead, who has been deserving of much criticism, is due some kudos in that in 2017, he looks to have made the smartest decision in hiring McVay, and of late, extending some key players.

Bottom line, the Rams have a defense worthy of a contender. If McVay can get what he needs from his 22 year old quarterback and a remade offensive line, Los Angeles can best Seattle and win the NFC West.