The Los Angeles Rams have turned around the outlook of their franchise under a new head coach and a new system in just half a season.
The Rams keep winning; if you’re not a believer, it’s time to be one. At 6-2 on the season, they hold the top spot in the NFC West, which also puts them in a three-way tie for second place in the entire NFC.
In week 9 they obliterated the New York Giants 51-17. Jared Goff threw for 311 yards, 4 TDS and 0 INTs, Todd Gurley ran in two TDs, Robert Woods caught two of Goff’s TD passes and Aaron Donald exploded for three tackles and a strip sack.
L.A. has a balanced attack and is winning in all facets of the game. Right now they’re fifth in total offense in the league, and with each win they move up in the NFL’s power rankings.
The Rams went from 8 to 7 in ESPN’s rankings, from 7 to 5 in Yahoo’s rankings, from 6 to 4 in USA Today’s rankings and from 7 to 5 in Bleacher Report’s rankings.
Rams run a WR screen on 3rd & 33 and Jared Goff finds Robert Woods for a 52-yard TD.pic.twitter.com/NmS8xir5j0
— LeadingNFL ™ (@LeadingNFL) November 5, 2017
L.A. is finally being recognized as more than just a fluke but a team that has to be dealt with.
No one is declaring them to be Super Bowl favorites, but looking ahead to Week 10, they face the Deshaun Watson-less Houston Texans and will likely improve to 7-2.
From that point on, The Rams should easily win at least four out of their last seven games. That would make them 11-5 on the season and much better overall than anyone expected after their 4-12 record last year.
Head Coach Sean McVay has been harping on consistency all year, and it’s consistency that’s helped L.A. get to their 6-2 record including a dominating road record of 5-0.
But these Rams aren’t done. If their upward power rankings mean anything it’s that they’ll continue to get better, which is scary for the rest of the league.