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The LA Rams just won their third consecutive game. That is something that the Rams could not do since the first three games of 2019. In terms of comparison, of this 2021 version to 2019? Don’t. They are not the least bit similar. The LA Rams have a far more explosive offense. And truth be told? I believe that this defense is a bit stingier as well.

The LA Rams have, in many ways, gotten by successfully over the past four seasons by having one component of the team running at an elite level. The other areas of the team? Very good to above average. At times, those components may have regressed out of the upper half of the NFL’s top performers. The other parts simply played harder.

This year, the organization made a concerted effort to improve the offense, drastically. No longer content to be an okay offense, and to score somewhere in the middle of the pack compared to the other 31 teams, LA Rams head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead restocked the team’s offensive arsenal.  In the process, the team made the decision to allow the defensive talent to be depleted by the 2021 NFL Free Agency market. After all the smoke cleared, the Rams had lost two starters in the secondary, two key defensive linemen, and two edge rushers.

The effect prompted many to believe that the LA Rams offense would get better, perhaps so good that it could climb to among the Top-5 offenses in the NFL in 2021. But at the same time, many surrendered to the fact that this LA Rams defense would plummet in 2021. Yet, after three games, are they really?

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It’s still early in the season. The NFL’s best defense to date, the Denver Broncos, is good. But they’ve faced the New York Giants, the New York Jets, and the Jacksonville Jaguars so far this year. Not one of those offenses is among the top half of NFL scorers. The LA Rams faced the top NFL offense and held them to nearly 50 percent of their average scoring. It’s time to step back and really see what is going on when the other team had the ball.