Okay, the LA Rams are not perfect, yet. Did you really expect them to be? This is a team that, much like the Super Bowl LVI winners, has been facing a lot of adversity. And so far, thankfully, the team has continued to find ways to win despite the constant stream of challenges. But that has not really gotten much of our discussion, has it?
Perhaps my circle is overloaded with skeptics, but so far this season, much of the talk that has been aimed my way has been more about what the LA Rams are not shining at, and less about what this team is doing rather well.
Up to a point, that’s fine. Unload. Get it off your chest. But when it’s a repetitive cycle, it begins to become a darkening cloud over a team that should be getting far more commentary on what this team is doing to win games. The LA Rams are winning. While the combined record of the Rams opponents is just 4-5, keep in mind that the Rams are responsible for two of those losses. At this point in the season, we just don’t know how good the Rams’ opponents may be.
That holds true for the San Francisco 49ers (1-2) this week too. If the Rams win, how many will then assume the position that the 49ers, now at 1-3, were really not a true test for the Rams? If the Rams lose, and the 49ers return to .500 with a 2-2 record, are they then a true test that the Rams could not overcome? As for me, I prefer to focus on what the LA Rams are doing well right now. Such as?
Topic III: LA Rams’ offensive line is starting to gel
Despite the fact that the LA Rams will play their fourth week of football without having the same starting five players in any week so far, the Rams’ offensive line is starting to gel. We have been tracking the performances of the LA Rams offensive linemen so far this season on a weekly basis, and despite the horrific showing in Week 1, the unit has rebounded quite nicely.
Perhaps even more noticeably, the Rams’ offense has put up 51 points in the last two games and averaged 5.0 yards per rush plus multiple rushing touchdowns in Week 3. The last time the offense managed that much ground game was their Week 8 contest against the Houston Texans, played on October 31st, 2021. That’s nearly a year later.
While it may seem like something that is long overdue for this proud rushing offense, it happened again. So why are we talking about it?