The LA Rams continue to defy the odds. After falling to a record of 3-6, and appearing more and more likely to land a Top 5 draft pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Rams have roared back to life with a 4-1 rally after a Week 10 BYE. While the Rams are just now back to a .500 record at 7-7, let's not ignore the fact that the Rams have been one of the hottest teams in the NFL. In fact, the Rams may have been 5-0 since the BYE, as the team pushed the best team in the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens, into overtime before losing.
So what is the secret to the Rams sudden spark of success? As expected, the Rams are simply getting better and better over the course of the season. And that is not limited to the young players on the Rams roster, but to everyone on the Rams roster right now. Just check out the latest grades from Pro Football Focus for the Rams players in Week 15:
No, not every promising young player on the Rams roster showed up large and in charge this past week, but that is not the way the learning curve works for young players.
Should Rams fans be concerned if young players like TE Davis Allen or OLB Byron Young are not showing up with season high performances each and every week? Not at all. The Rams merely need players to contribute to the best of their ability, and for units to improve each week. The Rams pass rush may not have terrorized the Washington Commanders quarterbacks in Week 15, but that is not to say that they won't have a great game this week.
The LA Rams are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. In Week 16, the Rams face the New Orleans Saints (7-7). But of the past five games, the Saints are 2-3.
I like the Rams chances this week. Especially with the Rams reinforcements on track to suit up this week. Stay tuned.