Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints may be the first loss for the Los Angeles Rams in 2018.
The Los Angeles Rams will enter Week 9 as the last unbeaten team in the National Football League at 8-0, but also likely face their biggest threat to remaining as such when they go on the road to play the 6-1 New Orleans Saints and a second consecutive sure-fire Hall Of Famer In quarterback Drew Brees.
Don’t expect an easy task, either.
The early consensus is the Rams finally enter the loss column and frankly, that makes some sense. The Rams have feasted on some less than impressive, but get better quarterbacks and better teams as they saw in Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers.
Undefeated is likely the last thing on the mind of head coach Sean McVay and the rest of the Rams team. The next three weeks present three tougher than average opponents beginning with the Saints, then the Seattle Seahawks at home, and a “home” game against Patrick Mahomes and The Kansas City Chiefs In Mexico City to close out the November slate.
Going 3-0 is less important but will certainly be a talking point for those who want to assess best odds moving forward for who comes out of the NFC and plays in the Super Bowl.
Undefeated won’t be a requirement, but being healthy and the best team left standing will be.