To put it mildly, the Los Angeles Rams have not gotten off to a fast start in their quest to run it back. Heading into Week 5 with a 2-2 record is certainly not how most expected the first month of the 2022 campaign to conclude.
Even worse than the record is how the Rams made it to this point. Both wins were over average teams (at best) in one-possession contests, while L.A. was outscored 55-19 in their two losses to likely playoff teams. But the Rams still have the seventh-best odds to win the Super Bowl, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
There’s absolutely no excuse for missing this. Wide open, no one in front, and Stafford side arms behind Higbee. pic.twitter.com/8JZ4WphE1X— (@TL_LARams) October 4, 2022
At points during the offseason, many fans wondered if Los Angeles was being disrespected by most in the media by not giving the reigning Super Bowl champions more of a chance to repeat. Fast forward to October and fans are voicing their concern about nearly every position group on offense and continued frustration about the “bend but don’t break” defensive that is in fact breaking.
An overwhelming majority—71 percent to be exact—of fans that voted on the most recent SB Nation polls believe L.A. is heading in the wrong direction. To the 29 percent of you that feel like everything is on the up and up, I’d like two cups of whatever it is that you’re drinking.
.@49ers @nbsmallerbear is the lead car in this 49er edition of the Demolition Derby. Crashes everywhere chasing the QB. If your the opposition this action gives you nightmares #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/Fka8ASFKS0— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 5, 2022
Thankfully, it is still very early in the season. There are 13 games to play, including Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. It’s not quite time to panic yet, but the Rams need to show some considerable improvement in the next two games.
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