How will the LA Rams show their true identity in Week 17?

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The LA Rams may have improved to a record of 8-7 with two games remaining on the Rams schedule. But now, more than ever, the Rams still have plenty to prove. While we could run down the punch list of several trouble spots, let's focus on one basic fundamental question. Who are these LA Rams?

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For the LA Rams, they have transformed a very young Rams roster into a team that has become a dangerous team that nobody wants to face in the NFL Playoffs. Even as the LA Rams' young players continue to improve, has this team truly laid the foundation for what type of team this team wants to be known for? Or do the Rams continue to struggle to establish their calling card for 2023?

Ultimately, the LA Rams must win in Week 17 for any of this to matter. Yet, with the Rams having pulled such a Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde routine so far in 2023, even that is an uncertainty. At various times this season, the LA Rams were 3-3, 3-6, 6-6, and now 8-7. If you enjoy amusement parks, then you are getting your roller coaster ride fix with the Rams this season.

But what of the team? What is the LA Rams' fundamental identity this year? For that million-dollar question, we turn to the best in the business, NFL Insider and Analyst, Brian Baldinger. How does he define the LA Rams this season?

"They play hard"

Brian Baldinger

And so, as the Rams travel to the East Coast in Week 17 to face the New York Giants at 10:00 am PT, one thing is certain. These LA Rams will play hard. Will it be enough? Stay tuned, as we will find out soon enough.

But if you need that last bit of reassurance, it's been enough in five of the past six games.