Since the Los Angeles Rams won’t face the Arizona Cardinals until December, the NFC champions won’t be able to benefit from the latest suspension involving Patrick Peterson.
Over the years, Patrick Peterson has caused plenty of problems when facing the Los Angeles Rams as a member of the Arizona Cardinals since the cornerback is known for being one of the top defenders across the NFL.
Even with the Cardinals on the decline last season with the hope of turning things around in 2019, Peterson has always been one of those players the Rams worry about, and that trend will continue for as long as he remains in the NFC West.
With that being said, there has been plenty of drama over the last two seasons when it comes to Peterson in Arizona with all of the trade rumors surrounding the cornerback.
Each time it seems like the Cardinals are finally going to end up trading the former first-round pick, Peterson ends up sticking around the NFC West, although the latest drama is a little bit different this time as a result of a suspension.
Right away, Rams fans quickly checked the schedule for the 2019 season to see if any of the first six games consisted of contests against the Cardinals, but unfortunately both meetings will take place towards the end of the year in December.
Even if there’s the possibility of Peterson no longer being around by then if the Cardinals happen to deal him before the deadline, it is a shame the Rams won’t benefit from the suspension like the Seattle Seahawks will when it comes to facing their rivals.
The offseason can sometimes be a slow news cycle for most teams, and Los Angeles should be thrilled over the fact that it’s Arizona dealing with this nonsense over them so they can continue focusing their attention on the upcoming 2019 season.
Finishing on top of the division for a third year in a row certainly won’t be easy for a team like the Rams since the pressure will be higher than ever, and at least even if Peterson happens to suit up for those two December games, Los Angeles will most likely still find ways to win.