By Willie Brown, Executive Publisher
I’ve been examining the Rams all season and I am one of the many who believe that this team is capable of making it to the Super Bowl and winning it, but like some I am a bit concerned with their lack of consistency.
Las week against the Titians was yet another prime example when the offense took major steps backwards against a team missing its best player in Derrick Henry.
While falling to 7-2 on the season and holding onto a Wildcard playoff position, the Rams got hammered by a Tennessee team that had a leading rusher run for just 29 yards on 5 carries.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford gave me a vivid reminder of the guy the team traded away going 48-31-294, 2 INT, 1 TD.
Yes the Titians are an AFC playoff team that has demonstrated it can bet the best teams in the league, but the Rams on the other hand has just the Tampa Bay win against quality opponents.
Head coach Sean McVay took all of the blame for the defeat on prime time television saying that he didn’t put Stafford and his players in the best situation for success, and while that is admirable this team will have to be capable of winning games against elite competition going forward.
This Monday Night is another chance for a victory on primetime television against the 49ers at Levi Stadium.
The 49ers are 3-5 and winless at home while the Rams have feasted on the road going 4-0. This is a MUST win game for McVay and his team if they are going to catch the red hot Cardinals and win the division.
The bye week is forthcoming after this one and a chance to get newly acquired Von Miller on the field for a loaded defense, but if the offense can’t get in sync with subpar play at quarterback and a running game that doesn’t threaten anyone then this could develop inot a disappointing campaign.