Rams need to remain positive about future, despite early elimination from playoffs

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Los Angeles Rams coaching staff along with Jared Goff
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Los Angeles Rams coaching staff along with Jared Goff /

Losing to the Atlanta Falcons hurts, but the Los Angeles Rams have plenty to be proud of from this historic turnaround season.

After all of the excitement heading into Saturday’s Wild Card Round game against the Atlanta Falcons, it’s still a tough pill to swallow for the Los Angeles Rams and their fans to know their season is officially over. Making NFL history by going from worst to first in scoring shows just how special this team was during Sean McVay‘s first season as head coach with the Rams, and despite what went down during Saturday’s 26-13 loss to the Falcons, at leas there’s a lot to look forward to in the future.

First off, Los Angeles deserves plenty of credit for their epic turnaround since nobody in a million years ever would have expected them to be in this current position after only winning four games all of last year. Between Jared Goff making a statement in his sophomore season when it comes to proving he has what it takes to be an effective starter in the NFL to Todd Gurley making a strong case for MVP honors, there are a lot of positives to takeaway from this past season, and hopefully losing the way they did to the Falcons will be looked at as a learning experience.

Whether Los Angeles wants to admit it or not, there were concerns about whether the experience factor would come into play come Saturday, and Atlanta made it clear there’s a reason why they’re the defending NFC champions. But if all goes well for the Rams over the next few months heading into next season, there’s every reason to believe this group will be considered strong favorites to make another run in the NFC, with hopefully better results next January.

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If McVay was able to accomplish everything that he did in year one ranging from winning the NFC West to Los Angeles finishing on top of the league by averaging 29.9 points per game, just imagine what could be in store for the head coach’s sophomore campaign. Knowing McVay, the Rams coach is going to spend these next few months making sure his players build off from this experience, as for the first time in what seems like forever, the future is actually bright for this team with all of this young talent.