Los Angeles Rams: 4 grades for Week 9 loss at the Saints
The Week 9 loss to the Saints can be looked at as glass half full or glass half empty. In the 45-35 loss, the Los Angeles Rams showed they can go down big and come back, even on the road. They also showed they have a lot of questions and few if any real answers on defense. Despite Marcus Peters sincere acknowledgement that he hasn’t been playing well, it is a pattern fans know well and will need to get used to.
That said, the Rams on offense are explosive, and showed that by going off for 21 unanswered points. If not for that defense, Los Angeles could still be undefeated and heading home for a Week 10 game against their NFC West rival the Seattle Seahawks at a perfect 9-0.
That’s not so important. What’s important is what the Rams showed on the road yesterday. The 10 point loss is what it is, but in that loss you saw a team who never looked out of it and nine games into this season, the DNA of this team is known by all.
Los Angeles has work to do on defense, and one game past the midway point of the season may mean its an obstacle McVay and his offense will need to account for and overcome.
The Rams are still a front runner for a Super Bowl. They are also a mess on defensive courtesy of Marcus Peters, making them a team with tons of promise and a significant fatal flaw.
Los Angeles Rams – B minus