7 solid reasons why LA Rams win NFC West next season

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Reason 7 – The LA Rams improved towards the end of 2019

The Los Angeles Rams began the 2019 season with three consecutive victories, all of whom were against difficult opponents: at Carolina, home to New Orleans, at a refurbished Cleveland.  Then the wheels fell off the wagon. The Rams suffered injuries on the offensive line at the worst possible time – just as they began to face their NFC West division rivals.

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It was the embarrassing loss to the Baltimore Ravens at home by the score of 45-6 which seemed to cause the offense to turn the corner. After that game, the Rams never scored fewer than 21 points. While the team closed out the season 3-2, and ended up at 9-7, the way the team finished demonstrated a strong desire to improve.  The two losses towards the end of the season resulted from the sporadic lapses from the defense – surrendering 44 points to an average Dallas Cowboys offense, and 34 points to NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers.  Even still, it took a field goal at the buzzer by 49ers kicker Robbie Gould to win the game.

Those improvements do not fade off to nothingness as the season ends. They become talking points with which to goal set for the new season. And so many players will have a renewed focus in training camp to push themselves to better and higher levels of play.

The coaches can point to injuries as setbacks which they will not repeat this season.  Ultimately, the Rams were just shy of the playoffs with so much adversity.  That sets the stage for positive momentum going into this season