The Los Angeles Rams squandered an opportunity to remain unbeaten when they lost to the New Orleans Saints 45-35.
The Los Los Angeles Rams lost their first game of the 2018 NFL season on the road at the New Orleans Saints. For those who predicted a first loss, it almost seemed a foregone conclusion, but when LA tied the score in the second half, the possibility of remaining unbeaten was not just wishful thinking, but very tangible.
Then the Rams defense went on the field, specifically cornerback Marcus Peters.
Fans need a come to Jesus moment. The Rams are a really good football team. But if Week 9 in the Bayou proved one thing, it’s that Los Angeles is one dimensional. They can beat the hell out of an opponent with their offense, but that defense under Wade Phillips, with a lot of high profile high ticket players is only good at best, and “good” is the best you can say about them even with Aaron Donald anchoring that line.
Peters looked like a whipped puppy in post game pressers. Sure he owned up to being the weak link, but his performance AFTER WEEK 1 is average at best.
The Rams were exposed for what everyone knew them to be. They are explosive on offense and a leaky sieve on defense. For all the work that’s gone into putting a Super Bowl caliber team on the field, the effort on the defensive side of the football hasn’t materialized.
Again, LA may get deep into the playoffs. They may make a Super Bowl. But the defense as is wont win a trophy. Peters is a paper tiger, and what fans have whispered among themselves is known to everyone now, especially in New Orleans where the best team in the NFC plays.