Where the Rams 5 wins rank heading into the bye week

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 15: Greg Zuerlein /

The Los Angeles Rams looked a bit shaky after a tough loss the previous week to Seattle. LA started fast as Pharoh Cooper took the opening kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown, only to see rookie phenom Leonard Fournette rumble 75 yards for an immediate answer on the Jags first play from scrimmage.

All ended well for Los Angeles as defensive coordinator Wade Phillips would settle his squad and all but shutter the Jacksonville offense, limiting them to 10 points for the balance of the game.

It was also a game that looked ripe for a Rams loss, the type of game the 2016 edition under Jeff Fisher loses.

But this isn’t a Jeff Fisher team.

Los Angeles would find the end zone only once when taking an offensive snap. The Rams victory in Jacksonville was a special teams effort that carried LA to a win that was likely closer than the final score would tell.

It also showed Jared Goff could grind his offense down field for a field goal when they needed it most.

The Rams won a game on the east coast where they may not have looked terribly impressive on offense.

Because they weren’t.

But they have tremendous balance on this team that showed a tough day on one side of the ball doesn’t necessarily spell disaster.

Something often found last season, in games like we saw in Jacksonville this season.