If there was ever a time for LA Rams QB Jared Goff to throw a career-defining game, this Sunday at Sofi Stadium is the one
Of course, there is plenty of chatter right now about the LA Rams next NFC West opponent, the Seattle Seahawks. This is not just a game buoyed by network hype. This is one for all the marbles. It pits the incredible Seahawks offense led by quarterback Russell Wilson against the formidable Rams defense led by DT Aaron Donald and DB Jalen Ramsey.
Both teams are coming off disappointing losses. Only one team can win. And so, one team will be facing a losing streak, while the other team will be buoyed by an impressive win. In the NFC West, even a sudden hiccup of winning momentum can be disastrous.
Rams moment is now
The Rams do not have many chances to hurt the Seattle Seahawks record while improving their own. But that needs to happen this year. The Rams have already lost one division game, and cannot afford to be winless after two division games. And they need to gain ground against the Seahawks by winning head-to-head contests. That will happen just twice this season.
Based on a recent review of the NFC West, the LA Rams must win both games. That conclusion springs from the remaining games on both teams’ schedules. Even if the LA Rams sweep the Seahawks, and both teams split the other conference games, the Seahawks will be on track to lose just five games this season.
The Rams can be on track to lose just four games but must defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road, and win against the New England Patriots at home. The non-division games remaining for the Seahawks include NFC East teams. So the Rams must be able to stop the Seahawks twice. That means shutting down that high-octane offense.