So hi, SoFi!
In the record books, it was just one win out of 16 games played. In the division, it was just one non-division game. If the Dallas Cowboys are a bad team by the end of the season, this one will have been long forgotten. But this one will stand forever for the LA Rams. The team won their first game in SoFi Stadium, against a widely favored opponent.
Now the Rams must test their ability to travel against two tough East Coast opponents. The first is against the 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles, while the second is against the 1-0 Buffalo Bills. Originally, the Rams had hoped to stay east to acclimate to the time differences. But with the NFL’s new travel policy, that will likely not happen. The Rams will return home to face the New York Giants in week four.
If the Rams return home with a 3-0 or 2-1 record, the team will be in a strong position for playoff contention. By week four, the Rams could be activating OLB Terrell Lewis. And by week six, the Rams could be welcoming back A’Shawn Robinson. So the Rams should be improving a bit each week. By the time the defense is fully staffed once more, this team could be downright dangerous.
For a no-fans-in-the-fans debut for the LA Rams’ first home game, it was incredibly entertaining and riveting football. The offense moved the ball on the ground. The offense moved the ball through the air. And the defense stopped a very good offense in the air and on the ground, particularly when it needed to do so. So hello SoFi Stadium! The LA Rams have certainly made you Home Sweet Home. See you in week four!