The Los Angeles Rams own the best record in the National Football League at 8-0, but what kind of grades do they earn for the first half of 2018?
The Los Angeles Rams hit the midway point of the 2018 NFL season with a perfect mark of 8-0 and all kinds of offensive momentum, a smart acquisition at the trade deadline, and a history of being better on the road than at home.
Then again through eight games this year, road or away, Los Angeles has no blemishes on its record to speak of.
Looking back at the first half of this season, it’s hard to find much to complain about with this undefeated Rams team, but having no losses doesn’t mean EVERYTHING is coming up roses, as the latest trade for defensive help would indicate.
But things look good.
Offensively, Los Angeles has demonstrated an ability to explode on demand. Special teams has been a solid and dependable part of the game plan, and the defense has demonstrated the ability to bend but not break.
Running back Todd Gurley is on an MVP trajectory, head coach Sean McVay looks to be as innovative as he was in his rookie year where he won Coach Of The Year, and Aaron Donald looks to be back on his game.
Like I said, it looks good.
As for quarterback Jared Goff, whatever questions I or anyone had, the consensus now is he’s closer to being the bonafide “franchise type” QB the Rams had hoped for in 2016.
The Rams arrive at Week 9 looking to be the best team in the NFL. With 8 games still to go, anything and everything looks possible.