LA Rams game day primer: Rams ‘Jetting’ to playoffs?

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LA Rams game day
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The LA Rams (9-4) host the winless New York Jets (0-13) in a game that can clinch a playoff berth for Los Angeles, and finally earn a three-game winning streak

The LA Rams may not be the team currently vying for the bye-week, but they are leading in the very competitive NFC West right now. But the secret to changing all of that is simply to keep winning and letting the chips fall where they may. After all, the Philadelphia Eagles handed the New Orleans Saints an upset loss. Perhaps there are more where that came from?

The New York Jets may not be very successful right now, but you know that they would love nothing better than to get that first win of the season. And to do so on the Rams home field SoFi Stadium would simply be the highlight of their season. But, of course, that is much easier said than done. The Rams have a pretty solid offense. The Rams have an improving special teams’ unit. But most of all, the Rams have a dominating defense.

Jets are grounded

The Jets’ offense, ranked dead last in the NFL, averages just 14.1 points per game. They also struggle to move the ball, passing an average of 166 yards per game. They have some success running, with an average of 103.7 yards per game, good for the 21st-ranked rushing attack in the NFL. Defensively, the Jets are not much better, with 399.6 yards per game allowed, they are only the 30th-ranked defense. They do stiffen up to the run game, allowing just 109.7 yards per game on the ground. Their pass defense of 286.8 yards per game is the 31st-ranked passing defense. Finally, the Jets allow 30.2 points per game, better than only the Dallas Cowboys.

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The  Sunday weather in Inglewood, CA is currently forecast to be a clear sunny day with almost no clouds. Seasonably warm temperatures will climb out of the low-50s to a daytime high in the mid-70s.  The warmth will be amplified by the lack of wind. Gusts out of the northwest may press 5-10 mph. It will be a perfect day for football, as the Rams attempt to extend their winning streak to three games for the first time this season.