Are The Rams Becoming NFC Favorites?
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Are the Los Angeles Rams climbing up the ranks in the NFC? The team had high expectations going into the season after trading Jared Goff to the Detroit lions for veteran QB, Matthew Stafford. And so far, they are off to a strong start winning their first two games. But what we've seen in the NFL is teams start off hot and tend to disappoint as the season goes on. So the question is, do the rams have the longevity to succeed throughout the 17-game season?
The defense hasn't convinced too much this season, but anytime you have Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey on your side it's certainly promising. What's impressed is the fluidity of the offense under Stafford. Within the first couple weeks, Stafford looks as if he's been with this organization for years. He's completely taken control and seems poised in crucial situations early on in year. As for the weapons around him, Cooper Kupp has clearly been his favorite target. In two games, Kupp has 16 receptions for 271 yards and 3TD's...he's been torching defenses and is on pace to be a top WR this season. Robert Woods and TE Tyler Higbee have also played complementary roles as well could be primary targets in the red zone moving forward. The teams backfield isn't anything fancy but certainly serviceable with Darrell Henderson taking a majority of carries and former Patriot, Sony Michel playing a change-of-pace role.
I know it's premature, but I'm surprised by the transition Matt Stafford has made thus far. Although the rams offensive doesn't include as many household names as say the Buccaneers, they certainly can't be counted out... especially if Kupp continues to light up defenses.
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