LA Rams News: The team’s success at SoFi remains intact, as the team improves to 4-0 at home
The LA Rams are now boasting a record of 6-3, and are likely no longer to be under the radar for anyone now. The defense is legit, having shut down the best offense in the NFL to just 16 points, nearly half of their average score per game this season. The offense, while needing some fine-tuning and consistency, is still threatening enough to win games against even the best competition. And the special teams? Well, that’s a work in progress this season.
Where the Rams shine is at home, at SoFi Stadium. The Rams have defeated the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, the Chicago Bears, and now the Seattle Seahawks within the confines of their home field. In the process, the Rams have scored 84 points and allowed just 52 points. On a per-game average? That’s 21 points scored, and just 13 points allowed, in those four games. Not bad.
Double down defense
At the time they faced off with the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Dak Prescott powered their offense to the best in the NFL, averaging better than 34 points a game. Before face the Rams, the Chicago Bears struggled once to score points, against the Indianapolis Colts. And the Seattle Seahawks offense remains a threat to score points by the bushel.
The Rams have four games remaining at SoFi Stadium this season. Their next home game is against the San Francisco 49ers on November 29. They then host the New England Patriots on December 10 on Thursday Night Football. They then host the New York Jets on December 20. Finally, the Rams close out the season by hosting the Arizona Cardinals on January 3, 2020.
There’s no place like home
The Rams have played hard at home, but none more so than their defense. In SoFi, the Rams defense has denied two of the NFL’s leading offense, holding both the Cowboys and the Seahawks to under 20 points. For comparison purposes, that is less than half of their usual offensive output at the time.
SoFi Stadium is breathtaking the first time a player steps foot onto the football field. The technology that exudes from all surfaces gives the illusion that the teams are playing in a Star Wars movie set. With each victory the Rams experience, that shock-and-awe effect of SoFI Stadium is magnified that much more in the eyes of the visiting team.
The NFL schedule has not given the Rams preferential treatment this year, forcing them to face the toughest East Coast opponents on the road. That brutal schedule is topped off with a trip to the east once more to face the 6-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road. Thankfully, the Rams have a perfect home record to keep them in contention. To truly have a clear path to the NFL Playoffs, they need to defeat the Bucs. Playing 4-4 on the road, and undefeated at home, would be a great 2020 NFL season.