3 positives LA Rams defense take into face-off with 49ers

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3 positives LA Rams defense will carry into next week

The LA Rams played their best game of the season in a vigorous victory over Washington. Rather than coast through the game, or even be surprised by a vigorous offensive effort, the Rams defense smothered Washington’s attempt to stage a shocking victory.  This was the ideal ‘trap game’, a tough travel game that is immediately followed by a very important game against a division rival.

The San Francisco 49ers, hosting the Miami Dolphins, looked past their opponent and fell to a disappointing 2-3.  The Rams, playing on the other side of the country, took care of business by trouncing an opponent they were supposed to defeat. They played very well against the Washington Football Team.

Positive defensive trends in victory

While a win is a win, the LA Rams showed some positive trends on defense that are certainly worth taking note of. After all, the Rams are playing very well on offense, and not so well on special teams.  So the Rams must have great play from the defense to win games. So far, the team is getting solid play from the defense. So good, in fact, that we see signs of positive trends we expect to carry over to week six.

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So let’s pull some of those trends out for examination.  After all, trends are positive developments that can help project future performance.  And the LA Rams, with young players starting in the NFL for the first time will improve throughout this season. The Rams defense overall, sporting a new defensive scheme of defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, will get better over time as well.