Latest data on LA Rams confirms what we’ve suspected . . .

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The LA Rams offense right now is epically bad. The Rams’ offense is the group that is responsible for putting points on the scoreboard. In nine games, this offense has scored just 148 points. In 2021, the Rams had already scored 179 points in six games.  So what happened?

Of course, the simple answer is offensive line injuries. That’s an easy, no-analysis-necessary type of response that gets everyone nodding in an instant consensus that ends any good discussion. But is that truly the Alpha-to-Omega response? If the offensive line is the real cause, why are the LA Rams passing so often when they shouldn’t be? The rule of thumb is that it is easier for an offensive line to run-block than to pass-block.

Yet that is not the case for the LA Rams. This year’s offense is incredibly bad at both. So what is the answer?

The Rams’ offense is struggling.

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Well, in the three Rams wins, the team averaged 25 rushes for 92 yards and 1.67 touchdowns on the ground, and 24 of 31 passes for 258 yards, 1.3 TDs, and 1.0 interceptions. Best of all, the Rams averaged 25.0 points per game. So how does that stack up to the six losses? In those losses, the team averaged 19.3 rushes for 56.2 yards and 0.3 TDs on the ground, and 25 of 38 passes for 195.2 yards for 0.83 TDs and 1.0 interceptions.