The Los Angeles Rams hope to put an end to a common pattern with the Dallas Cowboys in 2019 by defeating the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12.
After an exciting weekend filled with plenty of action, the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens will officially conclude Week 12 on Monday night when these two teams square off against one another.
While the Rams hope to keep things tight in the NFC playoff race since they’re technically on the outside looking in at the moment for the final Wild Card spot, the Ravens look to continue making a case for earning one of the top seeds in the AFC.
Over the last three months, Los Angeles has faced plenty of difficult challenges, whether it involves facing teams from within the NFC West (both losses) or simply trying to defeat an opponent on the road in a tough environment (Pittsburgh Steelers).
But when it comes to facing a young quarterback on the rise in Lamar Jackson, this will be a whole new different kind of challenge for the Rams.
Even if some will immediately point out that Los Angeles faces a similar style of quarterback in Russell Wilson twice a year, Jackson has proven to be on a completely different level in 2019, and as a result has Baltimore considered one of the biggest threats in the league.
With that being said, the Rams will be dealing with a little extra pressure Monday night since they wouldn’t even be in the playoffs if the season were to end today, as mentioned before.
And while defeating Baltimore will certainly be quite a challenge, if the Dallas Cowboys losing to the New England Patriots is any indication of what to expect, Los Angeles could be in trouble when facing Baltimore.
In what is only pure coincidence, and has absolutely nothing to do with the results of this season, all four losses by the Rams in 2019 have taken place during the same weeks in which the Cowboys have lost as well (Week 4, 5, 6, and 10).
So with the Cowboys already suffering their fifth loss of 2019 on Sunday after coming up short against the Patriots, it’s difficult not to wonder if the unexpected pattern will continue for the Rams, or if they can find a way to put an end to the pattern.
Defeating Jackson and the Ravens certainly won’t be easy for the Rams, but at least if it happens, it will not only stick a fork in the loss pattern with the Cowboys, but also keep the defending NFC champions in better shape for the NFC playoff race.