With a win in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, the Los Angeles Rams look to have all but sewn up another division title.
With a 39-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7, the Los Angeles Rams have all but wrapped up the NFC West for 2018. In a year where the division looks to be absolutely floundering, LA is a near lock to repeat as champions and kids haven’t even put on Halloween costumes yet.
With the win on Sunday, the Rams are now 7-0 on the season, including being 3-0 thus far against the division. Given the state of the other three teams, a challenge for supremacy in the West may not come this season.
Based on what we have seen through seven games, it’s impossible to see any hope for anyone else to rise up and steal a division crown by the end of the year. In a season where the three other teams are clearly struggling for traction, only the Rams have clearly leapfrogged to the top without any real fear of anyone making a counter argument.
Bottom line is the talent gap.
LA is just better top to bottom especially at key positions like quarterback, running back, the best defensive tackle in the business, the best special teams unit, and the premier head coach in the National Football League.
Simply put, everyone in the division is looking up at the Rams without any hope of a better day in 2018.
That may change in 2019, especially in San Francisco and in Arizona.
The Niners will get quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo back and the Cardinals will have a more experienced Josh Rosen. Neither may vault their respective teams ahead of or even near the Rams, but what we see this season may only be a one year deal.
But for now Rams fan can know another NFC West title is essentially a lock as the team looks to a bigger trophy down the road this season.