The Los Angeles Rams snapped their three-game losing streak on Sunday with a dominant win over the Atlanta Falcons and still have a path to win the NFC West.
Things started off great for the Los Angeles Rams in the 2019 season. The team appeared to have no Super Bowl hangover and started the season 3-0 with a win over the New Orleans Saints, albeit Drew Brees was knocked out of the contest.
Then things started to come off the rails. The Rams allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to score 55 points, lost on a short week against the Seattle Seahawks because of a rare Greg Zuerlein missed field goal and then fell behind early to the San Francisco 49ers and could never recover.
A 3-0 record turned into a 3-3 record and the entire team was put on the hot seat. Jared Goff was struggling, Todd Gurley‘s health was again in the spotlight and the defense was letting the fans down.
The Rams showed some desperation to fix the defense by trading two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey is one of the best corners in the league but his contract expires next year and he does not have a favorable off-field image, at least in football aspects.
The trade seemed to help, at least in its first week, as the Rams mauled the Atlanta Falcons, 37-10. Granted, Julio Jones still had six catches for 93 yards, but it was nice to see the Rams finally put together a well-rounded game with a cohesive defense.
Now they stare straight into the faces of the Seahawks and 49ers, who are 5-2 and 6-0, respectively. It might seem like a stretch right now, but the Rams could absolutely win the NFC West for the third year in a row.
Here is why.