3. Another poor start in the first quarter
Despite their impressive record heading into Week 10, it’s been no secret that Los Angeles has been struggling at times on the defensive side of the football against playoff-caliber teams, with Seattle being part of that list. Not to mention, when taking a closer look at the previous two games by the Rams before their meeting with the Seahawks, their performance in the first quarter was an issue as well.
In both contests against Green Bay and New Orleans, Los Angeles looked awful in the first quarter, which is why they felt it was important to make sure the outcome would be much different when facing Seattle. Unfortunately, it was the same old struggles for the Rams on Sunday with their struggles in the first quarter after allowing the Seahawks to jump out to a 14-7 lead.
Even if Los Angeles went on to win the game, this still doesn’t take away from the fact that poor starts is becoming an unfortunate trend for this team, and their performance in New Orleans is the perfect example of how it always doesn’t get turned around. If the Rams truly want to be viewed as serious contenders in the NFC, and make a serious run at the Super Bowl, this team needs to jump out to better starts, or it’s going to haunt them down the road.