The Los Angeles Rams have a problem that may not be overcome. As good as they are ON PAPER, they still have to play the games, and it’s the offense carrying this team week to week. Bottom line is the defense is their Achilles heel, the liability of a team and organization all in on a Super Bowl run.
It’s easy to lay this on coaches and say they are letting the defense run amok. That just isn’t the case. After the Rams signed all that talent, the question was two fold: would the personalities mesh and could they avoid the almost inevitable meltdown either on the field or in the locker room.
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The talent on defense is extraordinary and equal to the talent on offense. But increasingly it’s just not working, and a game against a mid-level team in a weak NFC West gave them fits for nearly 60 minutes.
It also begs the question what Los Angeles does next Monday night against the Chiefs? I mean, we already know what they did against the talent in New Orleans and with the bye week after Week 11, fans should hope they can get it together.
Both Week 9 and Week 10 exposed what most were seeing but ignoring because of an 8-0 record. Now at 9-1 and having won a game they could just have easily lost, what happens between now and Week 17 is increasingly unpredictable.
What we now all know now is that 9-1 has become something of a mixed bag in Los Angeles.