Are they the Great Show on Grass?
A generation, and a city move ago, the Rams were the talk of the NFL, with the highest scoring team in football and the best record.
Now they are doing it again. This time, St. Louis’s loss is Los Angeles’s gain.
According to the research by US-Bookies, the Rams are the highest scoring team in the NFC with 264 points through Week 8, trailing only the high scoring Chiefs.
And at 8-0, they are the only undefeated team in the NFL, even winning the tough games, like this past weekend, squeaking by the Green Bay Packers, 29-27.
It’s enough for Los Angeles fans to dream, especially after losing their team back in the 1990s.
And they are doing it with a balanced attack. Quarterback Jared Goff is showing the world why he was the No. 1 pick overall and taken before Carson Wentz, while running back Todd Gurley is proving to be the best in the league.
“It just tells you about the balance of our offense,” Gurley said. “You don’t know who is going to get the ball. It’s not a one man show.”
Eleven years ago, the Patriots made a run on the perfect season only to be foiled by the Giants in the Super Bowl. Now the Rams have that chance. It’s not going to be easy, though, with the Saints, Seahawks, Chiefs and Eagles on the schedule. Even if they beat those teams, there’s always a trap game in there (We are looking at you Detroit).
They are probably not going to do that, as a flub will be in there, but they are a certain Super Bowl contender.
But here is the problem. Unlike St. Louis, who sold out the RCA Dome for Kurt Warner and Co., these Rams are having problems in the cavernous LA Coliseum. In fact, the game against the Packers sounded more like Lambeau Field than Los Angeles.
Without a homefield advantage, you have to wonder of the Rams can keep it up, or will they fade into the second half as the games get tougher? And will the City of Angels turn its eyes to the Rams now that the Dodgers are out of the World Series and the Labron has six months to the playoffs?
It’s going to be interested, as the Rams are one of the best stories in the NFL.
They are no longer the Greatest Show on Turf, but they are close.