Wade Phillips made the kind of adjustments at halftime in Dallas to help turn the tide against the Cowboys. So much so, that along with kicker Greg Zuerlein, Phillips received a much deserved game ball and earned praise from former boss Jerry Jones.
That can’t let up in Week 5.
That said, the Rams defense won’t see that kind of prolific an offense when the Seahawks are on the field. The offensive line is suspect, and with each passing season, Russell Wilson looks more and more brittle as the hits pile up.
It’s not complicated when you watch them in 2017, as the eyes seldom lie.
They are beatable, and the one thing Seattle can’t afford is to get into a shootout.
On offense, the Rams have set the pace in the NFC West. This season they’ve shown an ability to blow out a team (Indianapolis ), win a track meet (San Francsico), and keep pace after coming back with special teams and no mistakes (Dallas). The loss against the Redskins was bad defense and a late turnover by a thus far reliable Goff.
The eye test in 2017 says the Rams are the better team in the NFC West right now. If trends mean anything, the improvement seen through four weeks isn’t a blip.
Los Angeles has the NFL’s collective opinion in their hands. A win on Sunday goes a long way in silencing those still on fence.