And while the consensus is leaning into the Rams this week (the odds are nearing a two-touchdown advantage for the Rams, FanPulse has both Rams and Cards fans sensing a big win for us, and the TST staff predictions were unanimous...), we’re fending off a legitimate home advantage issue.
The 2017 Los Angeles Rams were 11-5. At home? Just 4-4. RB Todd Gurley sounded legitimately flattened on Thursday by the nature of the lack of an overwhelming home advantage. Even Rams Owner Stan Kroenke lamented after the Rams lost in the playoffs to the Atlanta Falcons that we lack a “true home-field advantage.”
We have to remedy this.
But it won’t happen overnight. And it won’t happen in a single game.
But maybe it starts today. Or maybe it started last year. And then maybe we’ve already gotten over the nadir of the abyss toward something for Los Angeles Rams football that matches the current state of Rams football. But that process doesn’t end today.
And know that the way out is through wins. Touchdowns. Highlights.
The good stuff.
There was plenty of it last year at home. Not enough, but more than the first run of LA Rams football back in ‘16. And as long as more comes, the jokes stop. The home-away record disparity stops.
And then maybe, Just Todd Gurley and all of us will get the home advantage we all want.