Los Angeles Rams: Three takeaways from home opener vs Colts

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Closing Thoughts

While the final score was not close, it still took a complete game for the Los Angeles Rams to emerge victorious. A lot of that came on the shoulders of rookie head coach Sean McVay, who is also the youngest head coach in NFL history.

McVay made his presence known by how his team handled the season opener. Instead of playing it easy or not pushing on the gas, Los Angeles made sure that they won by 37 points and left Colts head coach Chuck Pagano confused as to who he even faced.

Up next for the Rams is Washington, which will be a fair test to the LA defense, but even more of a chance for Jared Goff to prove that he’s the real deal. No disrespect to Indianapolis, but not having Andrew Luck in the lineup gave Goff the immediate advantage.

Also, the fact that they were able to dominate the way that they did with Goff in charge shows that maybe he could’ve done some good for the team last season. However, everything that went down last season has to be water under the bridge the same way that any of the bad things from the Jeff Fisher era are now irrelevant.

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Moving on, the Rams just have to keep proving everyone wrong. After one week of football, they’re in the driver’s seat in the NFC West, as the other three teams all lost their season opener. If the Rams can handle this first place situation, it’ll tell us that we were dead wrong about doubting them in their second season back in Los Angeles.