5 reasons why LA Rams cannot take Arizona Cardinals lightly

The LA Rams host their NFC West Divisional rivals in Week 6. Unlike past encounters, the Rams need this win to reach .500, which makes this a dangerous game indeed.

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Reason II: The Rams need this win

It's never a good feeling heading into a game knowing that the LA Rams need to win the game. Of course, you can say that about every game, and it some regards that is true. But the Week 6 contest for the LA Rams carries a lot of weight. This is a huge test for the young LA Rams team.

The Rams are the home team favorite this week, a rare occasion for the LA Rams this season. The LA Rams are winless at home so far this season, with a record of 0-2 and having lost at home to the San Francisco 49ers (5-0) and the Philadelphia Eagles (5-0).

Home is where the heart is

The Rams are competing in the second game of a three game home stand, with the Rams schedule shaping up with remaining games against the Arizona Cardinals (1-4), and closing out at SoFi Stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2). Since the Rams lost the home opener to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Rams need to win this game to break the home field losing streak and perhaps turn the corner for the Rams into a chance to string together some victories.

If the Rams lose to the Cardinals, their 2023 NFL season flips from a strong chance to remain in the postseason discussions late in the season to a team that will be projected as to how this team will be selecting rookies in the 2024 NFL Draft by their BYE week.

The Rams have too many players making too many great plays to lose in Week 6 and fall to a record of 2-4. From that point in the season, the Rams will have a steep climb back to .500, and many never get there.