The LA Rams share the same fate as the Cowboys, 49ers, and Packers

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The LA Rams may have lost in Week 1. But by the end of NFL Gameday Sunday, three other teams that competed in the NFC Playoffs were staring up at an 0-1 record. That’s not how this was supposed to happen, was it?

If you need to find some solace, at least the LA Rams were an underdog. The Green Bay Packers were favored in their opener against the Minnesota Vikings. The Dallas Cowboys were underdogs to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they have some challenges that we’ll find later. Surprisingly, the San Francisco 49ers had the best odds, giving away a 6.0-point spread to the Chicago Bears.

Ah, the wacky world of the first weekend of NFL football is such a dangerous time.

Buffalo Bills vs. LA Rams

The Buffalo Bills coughed up the football four times to a very opportunistic LA Rams defense. That is the trademark of a Raheem Morris defense, who happens to be the LA Rams’ current defensive coordinator. On paper, those four turnovers should have been enough to fuel a 40+ point onslaught by the Rams’ offense.

Clearly, that didn’t happen. Instead, the story in this one was more about how the Buffalo Bills defense seemed to know more about the LA Rams offense than the LA Rams offense did. But that could also be said about the Bills’ offense calling the right plays at the right time against the wrong defense.

The Rams’ defense, despite the struggles, truly did enough to win.

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But the Rams’ offense only put up three points after a turnover. The Rams turned the ball over three times and the Bills capitalized by putting up 10 points.  There’s a lot of work to do for the LA Rams after this loss, but that’s a resounding theme for this article.

16. 10. 51. Final. 31

Now, off to the NFC North.