In a game where Greg Zuerlein ended up not playing, we learned that the Rams can send a punter out to convert on a few PAT’s in addition to burying an opponent deep with a punt. Bottom line, Los Angeles is solid top to bottom.
But being a complete team is only half the story in grading out the Rams in Week 2.
If there is a gray cloud on the horizon, it’s that LA is starting to see an injury bug creep in. Week 1 saw Pharoh Cooper go out and Week 2 saw Zuerlein be sidelined, meaning kicker Sam Ficken has been added to the special teams unit. If the Rams can avoid additional injuries, especially to front line star players, these should easily be overcome.
Week 2 was expected. The Rams should have won against the Cardinals. They should have scored at least 34. They should have kept Arizona scoreless.
These things are expected, especially against second division teams, and especially in their own division. Los Angeles gets a better test in Week 3 against the Chargers, and then a true measuring stick game a week later against the Vikings.
However this week, they took care of the business they should have, and that’s saying something, if not a lot.
Los Angeles Rams: A