5 ways the LA Rams can get back on track to winning

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After a disappointing NFC West loss, here are 5 Ways the LA Rams can get back on track

After it seemed like the LA Rams were starting to roll, they suffered a disappointing 23-20 loss against the rival San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday. The Rams defense showed up but it was the offense that was stagnant once again. With several NFC teams creeping up in the standings and some NFC west division games coming up, the Rams need to get back on track to ensure they will be playing in the postseason.

One good thing to note is that with victories over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears, the Rams hold very important tiebreakers for a possible playoff berth down the road. But before we start to look into the future, the Rams could start with these five tweaks heading into the matchup with the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday and the rest of the way through.

1. Get Cam Akers more involved

Besides the defense playing lights out this past Sunday, running back Cam Akers was one of the few bright spots against the 49ers. In previous weeks we’ve seen limited reps of Akers but he has shown promise almost every time he is on the football field. After scoring his first touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago, he continued the trend by scoring another against San Francisco.

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He also ripped off an incredible 61-yard run which we haven’t been used to seeing since former-Rams running back Todd Gurley’s first few years with the Rams. It’s clear that Akers has the hot hand right now, and his vision seems better than the rest, so it might be time to just give him the reigns and let him run with it.

"Since the Rams started using Cam Akers again in Week 8 (4 games): Rushes Darrell Henderson: 33 Cam Akers: 33 Success Rate Darrell Henderson: 33.3% Cam Akers: 54.6% — JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) November 30, 2020"

After all, the Rams used their most valuable draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to select Akers. Now that he’s here and showing up in games, it makes sense to get him more touches.