So what does it all mean?
With so many new and young contributors on the Rams defensive front, it's easy to overlook just how swarming and impactful this defense can play. Perhaps some view the Rams defense through the lens of the early performances of this season, and are not taking notice to the fact that as the Rams offense runs more effectively, the Rams defense improves in stride.
The LA Rams faced a motivated and mobile Arizona Cardinals quarterback named Kyler Murray in Week 13, and the defense neutralized him with an all-out team effort.
When the Rams defense is firing on all cylinders, this is a very aggressive and effective group of players. The LA Rams have been improving with each game, and with the remaining five games left on the Rams' schedule, the Rams could finish as well as 10-7.
The Rams defense is not a dominating defense just yet. The team needs help from the offense in so much as limiting turnovers, running the football, controlling the game clock, and best of all, putting up points to limit the options of opposing offenses.
While the Rams are not among the NFL's Top-5 pass rushing defenses, the team is getting much better at pressuring quarterbacks this season. And with five games remaining in the season, perhaps the Rams can push hard to down the quarterback in such a way that they are one of the more feared defenses in postseason.