Los Angeles went on the road for the first time in 2017, took the best punch, repeatedly, all night from a division rival, and counter-punched their way to a high scoring 41-39 win.
Most importantly, is they didn’t give in when the Niners had them on the ropes at home.
The Rams won a game they should have won, when they had the better personnel, but also on a night when an NFC West rival matched them score for score, and nearly point for point.
Sean McVay also showed his offense could score when they needed to, and on that Thursday night in San Francisco, they did. If the Rams lose that game, and head to Dallas with a 1-2 record, they likely aren’t 5-2 today, closing out October.
One more thing.
It can’t be understated that on that night, the better team won. The Rams showed that the win against the Colts wasn’t a one game blip on the NFL radar. When they needed to score, they dug down and did.
Most importantly, when they needed a big, game winning stop, Aaron Donald got that too.
The win in Dallas will be the game fans remember as a big one in 2017.
But the 41 points they scored against a division opponent, on the road, when it looked like 41 might not be enough, showed a lot more.
It showed the Los Angeles Rams could win when it looked like they might not.