Despite LA Rams built to play in cold, team won’t see white this year

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

The LA Rams are built to win in cold weather, but won’t see any white stuff this year until the playoffs

The LA Rams are built to win in cold weather. Curiously, they won’t see any until they play in the post-season, and even then if they are a late seeded playoff team on the road. You see, there is a general consensus about playoff football that believes a team must be able to run with the football and be able to defend both the run and the pass.

That pretty much describes the LA Rams so far this season. After all, the Rams are rushing among the Top-Ten teams in the NFL.  And the Rams are scoring among the Top-Ten teams in the NFL as well.  The Rams have a pretty rock-solid rushing attack, and more is on the way. So far, the team has featured running backs Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown. But at some point, the team will figure out a way to get rookie running back Cam Akers more involved in the running game as well.

This defense is better than expected

The other half of the equation is the defense. The LA Rams defense right now is arguably one of the best defenses in the NFL. The team has blended a nice rush and pass defense, stymying both yardage and points for the opponents. That becomes prevalent when you start to examine just how successful the Rams are in the second half of most games.  While the Rams have yet to toss a shutout against their opponent, this defense has been very effective at grounding some of the best receivers and runners in the NFL.

So this team has the components to win in the cold. The Rams can run the ball effectively. The Rams can also defend the field. Now, the only challenge to all of this is that they won’t play any NFL games in the cold this year.  The Rams play just eight more games, three of which are on the road. But the Rams travel to Tampa Bay, Arizona, and Seattle.  No destination remaining on the Rams schedule has any chance of snow in what’s left of the 2020 NFL season.

Built for snow, just in case

Snow is falling in the country. Some of the most enjoyable and memorable football games in NFL history have been played on a snowy football field.  And yet, it’s not to be for the LA Rams this year. Well, not in the regular season that is. But if the Rams fail to defeat the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, they will likely only have a wild card berth as their only NFL Playoff option.  If that happens, they will play on the road throughout the playoffs, possibly facing the wintry cold and white.

Snow is falling. But the hopes of the LA Rams making the NFL playoffs in 2020 are on the rise. Just one year’s absence from the post-season has certainly forged a new and more precise determination among the coaching staff and players. The team sat back as solid defenders like Dante Fowler Jr., Cory Littleton, Clay Matthews, Bryce Hager, and Nickell Robey-Coleman found new teams to play for. The defense is better than ever. The running game is quite dangerous.

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Oh, what the hell. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!