As the second weekend of the NFL football season draws to a close, we have a chance to sit back, take a deep breath, and focus upon the game that was to become the LA Rams’ second hard-fought victory. After facing two teams that competed in the NFL playoffs just months ago, it’s easy to get lost in the forest for the trees.
The drama on the football field kicks up a lot of mental dust. Images of plays that should have been made obscure the heroics that ensured a Rams victory. Miscues can send the thrill of another win into a melancholy state of “What if’s…?” that can steal away the joy of winning two right out of the gates. The LA Rams are a mixed bag right now folks, and that’s perfectly okay.
For starters, successful NFL teams play their best football in the playoffs. The most successful NFL team plays its best football in the Super Bowl. Right now, the Rams are winning football games and have yet to play their best football. In all honesty, the team is likely only about 55 percent of the way there.
Why do I say that? The LA Rams defense has allowed their opponent to start the game with an incredible kickoff return. After beginning nearly at midfield, the Rams allow the offense to drive right down to the red zone. The Rams offense is not running the football well, and the Rams special teams are not showing any signs of improvement yet.
So while it’s all fresh in our mind, here is the laundry list of winners and losers from Week 2: