3 takeaways from Los Angeles Rams first loss of 2018 to New Orleans Saints
By Dan Parzych
Here are three takeaways from the Los Angeles Rams first loss of 2018 to the New Orleans Saints in Week 9.
All good things must come to an end at some point when it comes to the NFL, and sadly the Los Angeles Rams watched their undefeated run come to an end during Sunday’s 45-35 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Heading into the contest, the Rams seemed to have a pretty good idea about how this would most likely be their toughest challenge to date, but unfortunately Sean McVay‘s team just couldn’t pull through with the win this time around.
Obviously, it’s tough to make that big of a deal since it took until November for Los Angeles to see their first loss, and they’re still in great shape when it comes to sitting on top of the NFC West with a three-game lead over the Seattle Seahawks. But when seeing how the Rams are no longer the top seed in the NFC playoff picture at the moment since the Saints now own the tiebreaker, this could turn into one of those games that comes back to haunt Los Angeles down the road, although luckily there’s still plenty of football remaining.
Deep down, Los Angeles must have known it was only a matter of time before their first loss finally happened, and while they always say it’s better to see it happen now instead of down the road in January, it doesn’t make what happened in Week 9 any easier to deal with. So with the Rams giving fans plenty to discuss before the team’s next matchup with the Seahawks, here are three takeaways from Sunday’s loss to the Saints.