5 reasons why LA Rams get the win today

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III – Rams defense finally puts it all together

The Rams veterans and young players have been working hard to synchronize in their new defensive scheme. Disguised coverages combined with stronger defensive fronts have had solid results so far. But the Rams have been thinking the entire time. Against the Giants, everything seems to fall into place. This is a defense that has faced great runners, and strong-armed quarterbacks.

While the jury is out on Daniel Jones’s ability to pass consistently, the absence of star runner Saquon Barkley allows the Rams to focus more on stopping the Giants’ passing offense. That gives the Rams defenders an opportunity to pin their ears back and come after Jones in this one.

What does a complete game look like?

The Rams will need to shut down the Giants’ efforts to test the run defense early. Once the Giants sell out for the pass, the Rams can start the disguises to give Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones nightmares.  Jones will be pushing the ball, especially if the Rams jump out to an early lead.  This is a game where the Rams need to communicate, need to play fundamentally sound football. The Rams need to tackle, cover receivers, and get to the quarterback.

That’s been the week’s focus, and the Rams will deliver. Coming off a loss, at home, and in a position where the Rams need to win to keep pace with the Seattle Seahawks, the Rams finally hit on all cylinders in week four.  I think the Rams need to fix their defensive lack of cohesiveness and the Giants provide the offense to work out all the defensive bugs.  Keep in mind that not only is Joe Judge a former Patriots coach who defeated the Rams in SB 53, but Jason Garrett is the former Dallas Cowboys head coach who ran roughshod over the Rams in 2019.  Payback time.