Los Angeles Rams: 5 best games before the bye week
Week 8 in the Coliseum featured the first of what many believed to be a four game gauntlet against the best of what the National Football League offered especially at the quarterback position.
In consecutive weeks, the Los Angeles Rams would face Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers at home, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints on the road, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, and MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs both in the Coliseum.
The game against the Packers may have best sold to the world that the Rams were ready for a big NFL stage. In Week 8, they’d beat a likely first ballot Hall Of Fame candidate in Rodgers and keep an unbeaten streak alive. It also showed that Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff was up to the task to go toe-to-toe with someone like Rodgers and win.
That was and is a big deal.
The game against Green Bay was a marker that showed the Rams aren’t a pretender. It also showed that Goff against Rodgers was a glimpse of the future in the NFC, a future looking and moving forward as the best of yesterday are losing pace against the players of today.