HC McVay will awaken LA Rams offense for this must win game

Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

LA Rams offense has been a strength under HC McVay. That strength returns this weekend in a must-win game

The LA Rams offense has been one of the best in the NFL at putting points on the board since the team hired head coach Sean McVay to lead the team. From that moment on, the NFL has been inundated with the Rams’ quick release, empty-backfield, jet-sweep-prone offense that has pressured defenses the entire length of the football field, and from sideline to sideline.

That offense has given the Seattle Seahawks, a team with pride over their defense, problems since McVay has taken over.  In fact, the LA Rams have scored at least four touchdowns in all but one game the LA Rams faced the Seahawks, the first contest since McVay took over the team.

Scoreboard fireworks

In fact, the LA Rams have averaged 30 points a game since 2017, and the offense is virtually intact over the course of that period.  So the fact that the Rams have been struggling to score points recently should not be viewed as a permanent trend. In fact, it should end this weekend.

The Rams know this is a high scoring affair coming up this weekend. In fact, this one game should serve as the catalyst for the Rams’ entire offensive philosophy for the second half of the season.  The team needs to get the offense back on track to win this game.

A strategic crossroad for Rams

What strategy should the Rams employ in this one? The team could ground and pound in hopes to keep Russell Wilson off the field. Conversely, the team could come out lighting it up in hopes to score quickly and keep the pressure on the Seahawks to keep pace. Or as a third alternative, the Rams could attempt to start off hot, but revert to a ground game after halftime and hope that their defense can contain the Seahawks in the second half.

Based on the way the NFC West schedule plays out, this is certainly a must-win for the Rams.

Next. LA Rams News: Andrew Whitworth nominated for Salute to Service Award. dark

The LA Rams will unleash the entire offensive playbook in this game. Will it be enough?  It very well could be. The Rams offense seems to Hulk-Up when facing the Seahawks. And the Rams have not had a defense as effective as the one taking the field this Sunday. This should be a great game, and one very fitting to be played at SoFi Stadium.