3 reasons Sean McVay is facing heavy pressure to get Rams back on track

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3. Losing to the Eagles was embarrassing

With all due respect to the Eagles, it was an absolute shock to see the defending champions finish on the winning end against the Rams, mainly because some of the issues the team has been dealing with this season.

From all of the injuries at the cornerback position to Carson Wentz dealing with a back injury that led to Nick Foles getting the start in Week 15, all of the factors seemed like they would end up working in favor of Los Angeles.

Instead, Foles came out firing while looking like the Super Bowl MVP from last winter, and the Eagles’ defense managed to step up in a way where Jared Goff looked uncomfortable the entire game.

Heading into the contest, the Rams were heavy double-digit favorites, and seemed to be in the perfect position to get the offense back on track against the Eagles when looking at their struggles over the previous two weeks.

As bad as it sounds, there’s no way to sugarcoat just how tough of a loss to Philadelphia this was for Los Angeles, and McVay knows that. The Rams have suffered a few rough losses over the last two seasons, but there’s no question this one was one of the most embarrassing ones when seeing how the two teams compare on paper.