At this point in Sean McVay’s head coaching career, it’s just expected that the Los Angeles Rams should be in first place. McVay hasn’t let us down yet and is showing no signs of slowing in 2019.
Through two weeks, the Rams are in first place with an opportunity to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the division in the next month. Back to back divisional matchups in weeks five and six against the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers respectively.
I don’t think much needs to be said about the Arizona Cardinals. Kyler Murray has stormed onto the NFC West landscape, but his team has predictably struggled in what is clearly a rebuilding year.
The same could be said on the other side of the coin with the Seahawks. Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll always seem to find a way to be a thorn in the Rams side and their 2-0 start is no surprise.
The wildcard here is the San Francisco 49ers. They’ve played two weak opponents on the road and bested the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals en route to a 2-0 start. They’ll face a Ben Roethlisberger-less Pittsburgh Steelers team this weekend followed by the Cleveland Browns in week 4.
If they take care of business, they could easily be undefeated headed into their week six matchup against the Rams at 5-0 and an an eye to unseat McVay’s Rams.