The Rams have only played two games since the BYE
Common themes of the Rams' four losses on the road are limited offensive play-calling, questionable secondary play, and lack of intensity. In Week 17 against the New York Giants, expect Sean McVay and his coaching staff to address these issues. The Rams are playing with high stakes with a playoff spot on the line. The Giants have been eliminated with their 5-10 record and are without their starting quarterback, Daniel Jones. QB Tyrod Taylor is expected to get the start.
Although the Rams have struggled on the road this season, expect the trend to reverse this Sunday against the Giants. The Rams have won five out of their last six games. Rams veteran starting quarterback Matthew Stafford is playing elite-caliber football under center. And his ability to shred opposing secondaries has been amplified with one of the NFL's top running backs, Kyren Williams, behind him.
Wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua are a talented one-two punch in the Rams new and improved Rams aerial offensive assault. Meanwhile, veteran wide receiver Demarcus Robinson remains a dangerous wildcard, having scored a touchdown in each of the past four consecutive games.
On the defensive side of the ball, defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has orchestrated a formidable defense with an unlikely cast, a group of late-round picks, undrafted free agents, and unproven players. Morris also has Aaron Donald on his defensive line. The Rams coaching staff has lots to take credit for, but the job is far from complete. The struggles on the road of the 2023 Rams have to end.
The tide turns this Sunday as the Los Angeles Rams look to keep their playoff hopes alive as they travel to face the New York Giants.