The Rams will not run the table and go 16-0. I know that Kool-Aid looks to be particularly sweet and intoxicating for fans, but it’s also not going to yield an undefeated record in September.
The first quarter of the 2018 NFL regular season is what the 2018 NFL exhibition season was not. This team will have to work a couple of things out, and against a four game slate of teams likely above average, the Rams will only go 2-2.
That’s not a bad thing.
2-2 isn’t a deal breaker, and it doesn’t mean losing the NFC West. It does mean they will lose to two teams who will make the playoffs this year.
Bottom line, the Rams beat the Oakland Raiders with some ease 31-10 and the Cardinals in a close one 20-14. But they’ll struggle in a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, who I think go to the Super Bowl, and lose to a good Minnesota Vikings.
For the record, they cough one up to the Chargers 21-17 and the Vikings 14-13.
No need to fret.
LA is a bonafide playoff team and Super Bowl contender. But no game action in the preseason and the fact that this team sneaks up on no one will have an impact.
After a 2-2 start, the Rams will be better in October, but fans will have some questions coming out of the first quarter of the season.