Despite a hot 3-1 start, the Los Angeles Rams dropped a big game against Seattle in Week 5 that will have NFC West implications.
Even though they didn’t come out with a win in Week 5, the Los Angeles Rams still deserve a lot of credit for the way they’ve fought through the first big chunk of the season. Seattle just happened to be the better team, and although it might be a rough feeling right now, there is still room to grow and time to take care of business.
Jared Goff did not have a good game, and that was something that kept the Rams off of the scoreboard in an unusual manner. No touchdowns thrown and two picks for the former number one selection was not the kind of Sunday that he was looking for.
One of the more bizarre statistics from the Week 5 game is the fact that the Los Angeles Rams had over 130 more yards of total offense. What countered that part of the game was the turnover scenario, in which the Rams gave up the ball five times and the Seahawks only turned it over twice.
Like the Los Angeles Chargers, the Rams haven’t done great at home this season. With the loss, they now drop to 1-2 on the year during games played at home, and they need to work on that to have things pan out in the long term.
Los Angeles travels to Jacksonville next week before taking on the Arizona Cardinals in another key division clash. The Jaguars have a defense that could cause some serious problems for Jared Goff, but the game against the Cardinals will be what’s truly telling.
Should the Rams lose to the Jaguars, they’ll enter the game against Arizona at 3-3 on the season with a win or a loss changing the whole direction of the season. Jeff Fisher notoriously led the Rams to just one more win after a 3-1 start last year, so the hope is that, in this case, history won’t repeat itself.