Even as the LA Rams have two games under their belt, the certainty, or perhaps more appropriately, the uncertainty of just how good this team will be in the 2023 NFL season has yet to be answered. The Rams are 1-1 against two tough NFC West Division opponents, the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, who are a combined 3-1 so far this season.
Against other opponents, the 49ers demolished the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) in Pittsburgh. Not to be outdone, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Detroit Lions (1-1) in Detroit. So, at a quick glance, the Rams appear to be a pretty solid NFL team.
The Rams have one of the top NFL scorers in just two games in running back Kyren Williams. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is healthy and averaging better than 300 passing yards per game. Even kicker Brett Maher, a veteran signed to the Rams practice squad after the team released rookie K Tanner Brown, is red hot. After missing his first two field goal attempts, Maher has roared back, kicking six of six field goals and kicking five of five extra points.
But wait... there's more
While the Rams are showing up, we have been cautioning fans all along that this LA Rams team, bursting with young players on the Rams roster, will have good games and not-so-good games. So far, even while the team is getting great results on multiple fronts, the Rams' secondary is still getting better.
What do I mean? Well, for starters, the LA Rams defensive backs have yet to get an interception. We believe that will happen as some point this season. But just check out what LA Rams reporter J.B. Long has uncovered on the topic:
Not only is that some pretty obscure trivia, but it is incredibly positive for the Rams potential success this season.
Keep in mind that the mahy project the San Francisco 49ers to represent the NFC in this year's Super Bowl. Despite throwing two interceptions, the Rams only lost the game by one score. And the 49ers have the Rams number, having won nine consecutive regular season games.
If the LA Rams can find a way to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3, the Rams will end September 2023 with a record of 2-1. If that happens, the Rams could have a solid shot at a very impressive record this season.