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Rams Reacts Survey Results: Fan confidence is high, as LA’s present and future look bright

Los Angeles is young and healthy, on a 3-game winning streak, and in the thick of the NFC playoff race

Cleveland Browns v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams are coming off a big victory over the AFC playoff contending Cleveland Browns. It was an impressive offensive showing for LA, as the team scored 36-points against Cleveland’s top 5 defense, including 399 yards of total offense. QB Matthew Stafford accounted for 279 yards passing, with three touchdowns through the air, while RB Kyren Williams continued his red hot streak, adding 88 yards rushing and a touchdown of his own.

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Due to the team’s recent success, it’s no surprise that Rams fan’s confidence is through the roof this week, with 98% of fans saying they are confident in the direction of the team this week.

It’s easy to see why fans confidence is so high, as everything seems to be going Los Angeles’ way as of late. The team is currently on a 3-game win streak, including a crucial sweep of Seattle that is already playing into the playoff seeding.

Currently, the Rams sit just on the outside of the playoffs in the number eight seed with a 6-6 record, one spot ahead of the Seahawks, directly due to their divisional victories. The Green Bay Packers are also 6-6, but unfortunately hold the tie breaker over LA in the final wild card spot. Above them sits the 6-6 Minnesota Vikings, who have had some quarterback troubles as of late, and are preparing for a very tough schedule ahead, including two games against the NFC North leading Detroit Lions. They also have one more game against the Packers, which essentially guarantees at least one more loss for either Minnesota or Green Bay that could play directly into LA’s favor.

It’s not just about the playoffs and this season’s somewhat unexpected success though, it’s that for the first time in years the Rams future down the road looks extremely bright and promising also. While big name acquisitions, Super Bowls and Les Snead’s “F them picks” era was a blast in its own right (Hey! We got a ring!), it was mortgaging the future for immediate success.

This time around feels very different. The Rams look built for longevity, with the second youngest team in the NFL, and a rookie draft class that has been phenomenal. WR Puka Nacua is a star, and arguably the best wideout in the entire 2023 draft so far. DT Kobie Turner and OLB Byron Young both look like staples on defense for years to come, and even our rookie punter Ethan Evans has looked fantastic with his field flipping punts. The young energy has also seemed to have completely rejuvenated Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and even head coach Sean McVay, who looks noticeably looser and creative in his play-calling.

The Rams have a tough game against the Ravens on Sunday, but a win in Baltimore could be huge for the team’s playoff chances. They also have one of the easier schedules on paper, with three out of their four remaining games after this week being against teams with losing records, including the Giants, Commanders and Saints. It would be great to see LA get into the playoffs in their first season of this “retooling” plan, proving all of the early season doubters wrong, however the long-term plan for this team is potentially the most exciting thing about this franchise right now.