5 gold nuggets LA Rams showed in Week 1 win

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II: Rams are not taking any crap from opponents this year

The LA Rams knew from the opening kickoff that this game would not come easy. By halftime, the Seattle Seahawks had begun to pull away, taking a 13-7 lead into the second half. Well, the Seahawks kicked off to the Rams to open the third quarter, and the LA Rams proceed to march the football 75 yards for the go-ahead score. From that point on, the LA Rams never looked back.

But LA Rams defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon certainly should have. After all, had he kept his head on a swivel, he may have caught the nefarious block in the back well away from the action by Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. Witherspoon was shaken up on the play, and was helped off the field with a bruised him and knee.

No flags flew on this block from behind, which could easily have drawn unsportsmanlike conduct. Normally, plays like this frustrate the hell out of me, because the referees do not throw flags, and it leaves me with a hollow feeling that the Rams just got punked.

Not this time. Before the very next play, Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf continued to jaw on and was flagged for Taunting - a 15-yard penalty. Better yet, he woke a sleeping giant. The LA Rams defensive front sacked Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith on each of the next two plays. Unlike occasions in the past where a cheap shot artist seemed to get away with one, the LA Rams' entire defense rallied to a loud and undeniable response.

It looks like the LA Rams are not going to take cheap shots, trash talking, or any other form of football bullcrap in the future.