LA Rams and how 12 days of Christmas can lead to a SB win
By Bret Stuter
On the tenth day of Christmas
The LA Rams gave to me, ten rushing touchdowns. You see, there is an old saying among the US Armed Forces. Military members know full well that you must either “Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way”. Such is the need for veteran running back Malcolm Brown right now. While the senior veteran on the team, this is the time when being a team leader is more than a nickname or title.
The Rams have lost sensational rookie running back Cam Akers for the season. With no influx of reinforcements, the Rams will be forced to ‘make do’. That means that the rushing offense will need a hero, a leader. This is the moment when the team will need the duo of Brown and Darrell Henderson to hold down the fort until Akers is healthy. That means both Henderson and Brown must double their touchdowns in six games. Can they do it? For the Rams to succeed, they must find the way.
On the ninth day of Christmas
The LA Rams gave to me, nine interceptions. So far this season, the Rams have amassed 13 interceptions in 14 regular-season games. And yet, in the next six games, against some of the NFL’s finest quarterbacks, the Rams must pick the pockets of their opposing receivers nine times? Yes, that is exactly what must take place.
We’ve talked about the Rams’ struggles with turnovers this year. There is a correlation between a positive net turnover statistic and being a successful team in the NFL. So it makes sense for the Rams to focus on taking the ball away from their opponents. Who might be the best players to do so? Well, the Rams have a number of gifted defensive backs: John Johnson III, Jordan Fuller, Troy Hill, Darious Williams, and Jalen Ramsey come to mind. If each gets two picks in the next six games, the Rams could pull off an incredible finale to the season and into the playoffs.