The idea that the Los Angeles Rams are a legitimate threat to go 16-0 is picking up some steam. While I wrote about that possible scenarios earlier this month, one analyst over at the NFL Network thinks it’s an absolute lock.
16-0 is the lesser of the prizes the Rams are working towards and Week 8 may be a legitimate threat towards such an historic record, as Los Angeles gets Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at the Coliseum.
The Packers are fresh off of a bye week and a last second win over the 49ers on Monday Night Football back in Week 6. Meanwhile LA is, ironically, just off of a divisional win against those same Niners. Any interesting parallels? Outside of beating that common opponent, not really.
Seven weeks of games in the National Football League will define what teams are legitimate playoff threats and possibly serious contenders for a Super Bowl. Entering Week 8, the undefeated Rams are both.
Without a doubt, the Los Angeles Rams would love to complete the first half of the season at 8-0, and a Packers team who is a curious 3-2-1 may lead up to that. It would also be a huge springboard to a second half of a schedule that kicks off against a very good 5-1 New Orleans Saints.