When the NFL schedule was released in April, in my mind the LA Rams’ September goal was to somehow get to 2-1 — although I didn’t think it would be easy.
With one game remaining in the month, let’s adjust that goal: The Rams might as well go for a 3-0 start.
The Rams, indeed, have already matched my September victory total goal heading into a Week 3 game at Buffalo next Sunday.
LA has already notched a home win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 and now have stacked another “W” with an impressive 37-19 road win at Philadelphia on Sunday.
September was considered a critical month for the Rams as they try to get back on the playoff track in 2020. The three-game stretch appeared to be one of its toughest of their season because of the quality of opponents and travel challenges. Yet, the Rams have navigated the first two games of the September slate perfectly and impressively.
These were not fluke victories. Los Angeles looks dangerous and balanced on offense and a new-look defensive has been clutch and opportunistic. If the Rams can average allowing just 18. points game this season they are going to win a lot of games.
Now, the Bills are up and they are probably the best of the three teams L.A. will face this month. Buffalo is 2-0 and is tough on both sides of the ball. It will be a challenge for the Rams to win again after another long road trip. Win or lose, the Rams are going to be in good shape as they head into October.
In Week 4, the Rams head back to SoFI Stadium for their second home game against the New York Giants. Then, in Week 5, the Rams play at Washington and then at San Francisco before hosting the Chicago Bears. With the 49ers battered, the Rams can easily win all of four of those games. Barring any major injuries or a huge implosion, the Rams have a strong chance finish the stretch with a 5-2 record or better.
The key to the Rams’ season was always about getting out of September in good shape and after two games, Sean McVay’s team is already in good shape. This start couldn’t have gone any better for the Rams.