Thought II: Rams end Buccaneers winning streak
The LA Rams ended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’1 10-game winning streak, handily. Hey, no malice or vitriol intended here, but for the LA Rams to win, the other team simply needs to lose. It’s just that simple. And the LA Rams want to win this year.
This brings up a key point here. If the LA Rams are to succeed in the NFL playoffs, they will need to defeat NFL teams that are playing their best football and are on a winning streak of their own. For all we know, the Rams could face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs, and the Bucs could be in the midst of another 10-game winning streak.
The ability of the Rams to defeat their opponent is particularly note-worthy when facing an opponent with all of the momentum and on a hot streak. In the playoffs, with the win-or-go-home format, the Rams will need to defeat at a minimum three or four teams that have the momentum and could be in the midst of an impressive winning streak.
That will most certainly be the case if the LA Rams represent the NFC in Super Bowl LVI.
Beating the Buccaneers now eliminates any possible future distraction of beating a hot team. The Rams have done so. By getting that out of the way this early in the season, the Rams can remain focused upon their opponent, and not concern themselves with their own team and their ability to win in the future.