3 reasons why LA Rams will go 4-4 or better after the BYE

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Reason III: Rams are getting healthy again

While there has been a great deal of attention paid to the healthy or unhealthy status of LA Rams starting quarterback Matthew Stafford this season, he has been but one of multiple injuries that have forced starters to the bench and disrupted the Rams roster.

The Rams have been getting banged up at a pretty rapid pace of late. Of course, the team is awaiting the healthy return from the Injured Reserve list of RB Kyren Williams and DT Bobby Brown III. But the team had to play Week 9 without starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, starting inside linebacker Ernest Jones, and starting offensive right tackle Rob Havenstein.

For that matter, the Rams offensive line, much like 2022, has been a kaleidoscope of new iterations, seldom seeing the same five players line up in two consecutive weeks. No matter how talented the individual players are. without a consistent same group of linemen, the entire offensive line suffers.

So far, that is exactly what is happening.

Rams starters are returning to health

Reports from the LA Rams suggest that the team is very optimistic over the likelihood of Matthew Stafford suiting up and competing in Week 11 as the Rams host the Seattle Seahawks. For that matter, I would expect that both ILB Ernest Jones and RT Rob Havenstein will return to play in that game as well. Even big ole defensive tackle Bobby Brown III and elusive running back Kyren Williams are due back soon after the BYE as well.

Their return could be a tremendous boost for this Rams team

Beyond that, if the Rams rethink their strategy, the team could also begin to feature young players in rotations as well. That could add fresh and rested players to the Rams' lineups and may become the difference in changing the Rams' current streak of bad luck.

The Rams were very competitive in their first seven games of the 2023 NFL season. With a return of some key players in the second half of the season, the Rams could pivot from a losing team to one of the hottest teams in the NFL rather quickly.