It was only Week 1, but the Sunday Morning NFL shows gave a lot of Super Bowl love to the Los Angeles Rams.
It was impossible to watch any Sunday morning NFL pregame show and not hear about the Los Angeles Rams. Overwhelmingly the comments were positive, with some analysts even picking them to either go to or win a Super Bowl.
That’s some serious hype and love for the home team.
Eventually, that will all play out over the next 16 games and 17 weeks. But have no doubt this team who is not terribly far removed from 4-16, is now the darling of the NFL media and they have yet to play a game.
That all changes on Monday Night Football.
The Rams will finally take those first steps towards whatever destiny they ultimately design for themselves when they play the Oakland Raiders to wrap up Week 1 of the NFL schedule.
Indeed it’s about time.
Week 1 showed another team who has been and should continue to get a lot of attention, the Los Angeles Chargers take a loss at home to a Kansas City Chiefs team who looks like they might be a dark horse in the AFC.
Hey it’s Week 1. It’s all about over-analysis and over-hype, which means whatever happens tonight in Oakland will be far off the mark of reality with either a win or a loss.
It just won’t matter.
If Los Angeles gets the likely win, the only thing fans will talk about is the absolute that this Rams team is on a collision course for bigger and better.
Hey, could happen.
The Rams are the latest “it” team, and short of a monumental collapse against the Raiders, they’ll be the team to beat. Head coach Sean McVay has perhaps the most complete team in the NFL when looking at offense, defense, and special teams. Tonight in the prime time spotlight of Monday Night Football, they’ll get a chance to validate all the love they got in Week 1.