Let’s stop pretending that the Los Angeles Rams defense is what was advertised leading up to the 2018 NFL season, because it’s not. It is at best, good to pretty good on any given Sunday. If the offense were the same, the Rams might be a .500 team.
You can run against the Rams defense, and you can pass against the Rams defense. They are also good enough to make a late stand as the game against the Seattle Seahawks showed, but be honest fans, if Sean McVay’s offense is anything less, this team is remarkably average.
NFL quarterbacks have shown you can work the LA defense. While we will never know what might have been late on Sunday in the Coliseum with Aaron Rodgers at the controls of a two minute offense, we do know the hype hasn’t lived up the expectations, and make no bones about it, the hype was significant.
Bottom line, the Rams are 8-0 because of Todd Gurley and an amazing high powered offense. Should the week come where they are anything less, fans may finally come to realize that a huge offseason of defensive free agent signings was way more bark than bite, and that’s something no one saw coming when they loaded up the side with Aaron Donald and Wade Phillips.