LA Rams' struggles on the road will end in Week 17 versus the New York Giants

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10/29, Loss at Dallas

What didn't go wrong for the Rams in this one? QB Matthew Stafford injured his throwing thumb, and the defense allowed 43 points. The Cowboys jumped on the Rams early and never let up. Dallas had a commanding 17-3 lead in the first quarter, and the ending seemed inevitable. Stafford threw a pick-six to the Cowboys' CB DaRon Bland, and the floodgates opened. The Cowboys won by the final 43-20.

The Rams were not the better team in this contest. RB Williams was out due to injury, which hurt the Rams' offensive approach. The Cowboys never allowed the Rams to get in any rhythm offensively, and that's what great teams do. Dallas' QB Dak Prescott tossed four touchdowns on the day, torching the Rams' secondary. I wouldn't bet much of this game film was watched by the Rams players and coaches.

11/5, Loss at Green Bay

If Rams fans thought Week 8 against Dallas was ugly, they certainly weren't prepared for Week 9 against Green Bay. Rams fans got to experience the Bret Rypien game, possibly the worst Los Angeles Rams game under the Sean McVay coaching era. With Matthew Stafford out due to injury, backup quarterback Bret Rypien was thrown under center and did not perform well. The Rams fell to the Packers, 20-3.

As an offense, the Rams totaled 187 yards. Rypien was 13 for 28 passing for 130 yards with an interception. His quarterback rating was 20; that's correct, 20. This loss against the Packers was frustrating for fans. Weeks later, Los Angeles announced the signing of QB Carson Wentz. An argument was made among the Rams' faithful that Wentz should've started in Week 9 against Green Bay. The loss against Green Bay could be credited to a front-office mistake in many eyes.