LA Rams have the recipe to go on an undefeated streak

Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

The LA Rams can win the next several games and continue their hot start to the season.

The LA Rams were never supposed to be anything special this season. They let go of Todd Gurley, Clay Matthews and others due to salary cap restraints and replaced them with less than ideal options.

Jared Goff isn’t anything special, while the running back unit has had a breakout performer each week, there’s still no clear number one option in the backfield and neither Robert Woods nor Cooper Kupp have a touchdown yet.

Despite all this, the Rams are 2-0. They beat the Dallas Cowboys by a field goal and defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 37-19. These two matchups could have gone either way which went in favor of the Rams.

Coming up this week, they face the Buffalo Bills on the road in another matchup that could come down to the wire. The Bills prized offseason acquisition in Stefon Diggs will surely be covered by star cornerback Jalen Ramsey which he will make it as tough as possible for him to get any catches.

They then have two easier matchups in Washington and the New York Giants. While Washington has a strong front seven on defense, the whole team is very young and inexperienced and should be outmatched against the Rams who went to the Super Bowl two years ago.

The Giants should be the easier matchup as they lost their star running back for the season in Saquon Barkley and don’t have much talent behind him.

Prior to their Week 9 bye week, they have three matchups where they face the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins. While still four weeks away, Jimmy Garoppolo is injured and when healthy, he’s nothing special. The 49ers defense is depleted though as their star defensive end Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas are out for the season with ACL tears.

The Bears have a shaky, inconsistent quarterback in Mitch Trubisky and don’t have the greatest receiving corps in which their number one wideout, Allen Robinson will surely be covered by Ramsey.

Meanwhile the Dolphins are still kind of rebuilding and still a year or two away from being competitive which can be shown by their 1-2 record. While anything can happen in one game, the Rams are the better team.

Their schedule after their bye week gets a lot harder though. They return to play with a matchup against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks and then head to Tampa Bay to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers the next week.

They also have two matchups against the Arizona Cardinals (Week 13 and 17) as well as one more game each against the 49ers and Seahawks. They’re also set to take on a resurgent Cam Newton and the New England Patriots Week 14.

If all goes the Rams way, they could start off 8-0 heading into their bye week. This will give them a lot of talk in regards to whether they can sustain it and go undefeated the whole season.