In the much anticipated debut of the new-look Rams, we learned two things; Los Angeles might be really good, and the Colts can be this bad.
Check both, please.
Indianapolis is awful.
The Rams are not.
LA seemed able to score at will, and after Week 1, anyone else who played the Colts do too. And if you thought Los Angeles winning the opener in such fashion was a blip, allow me to reference the Cardinals game in London.
Against Indy, everything worked and worked well, and by halftime a collapse of epic proportions would have been required for the hapless Colts to come back and win that game.
Week 1 set a trend.
It showed Jared Goff eight games and one season later wasn’t the same guy we saw when Jeff Fisher was stunting this team. All of a sudden, the Rams could formulate a modern offensive game plan and score points. Todd Gurley looked like Todd Gurley again. Receivers could catch the ball downfield, and a 31 year old head coach just wasn’t that big of a deal.
Most importantly, the Rams did something they never could have done under Fisher, and that is to live up to an expectation.
Beating the Colts may not look like much now given the state of affairs of NFL football in Indianapolis. But it is one of five wins that show the Rams can beat you in more ways than one, and show that LA is no one trick pony.