With the NFL season off and running, Let’s take a look at how the LA Rams are doing.
Disclaimer: This blog was written before Week 2 of the NFL season.
The Good: Matthew Stafford
The L.A. Rams’ trade that saw former Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford trade his Motor City address for new digs in sunny Southern California left the veteran leading a far more complete team. He also paired up with a head coach, Sean McVay, who's seen success and knows how to win. Stafford didn't disappoint either, going 20-for-26 for 321 yards, three touchdowns, and the win. Moving well in the pocket, delivering darts, and spreading the ball around, Stafford offered a glimpse at what to expect from him when he’s surrounded with weapons. And it's scary.
The Bad: Run Defense & Special Teams
While the Rams pass defense held quarterback Andy Dalton to just 206 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception, the Bears’ running attack produced over 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns while their special teams provided good field position with big-yard returns. If the Rams’ don't clean up these areas, they could find themselves playing from behind.
The Ugly: The NFC West
While Stafford certainly landed on a better team, he also happened to land in arguably the league's toughest division. Six out of the next 17 games will see the Rams go head-to-head against their NFC West brethren in the 49ers, Cardinals, and Seahawks. All three teams possess playoff-caliber talent and started their seasons with decisive wins as well.
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