Before the season began, a quick look at the Los Angeles Rams’ schedule led many to believe they’d start the year 4-2 or better.
Games against the San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys were expected to be tough, but they also had the Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers on the docket.
The Rams are 3-3 through six games, which isn’t the record they hoped to have at this point. But on his podcast this week, Jalen Ramsey explained why he believes the Rams are actually in a good spot.
“Even though the season hasn’t gone as planned so far, we are really in a good spot as a team right now,” Ramsey said. “We are 3-3, and in two weeks when we come back to SoFi and play San Fran, we will be playing for the No. 1 spot in the division — in essence, in the middle of the season, which is a good spot to be in for the time being. Not where we necessarily want to be in, but it is a good spot to be in.”
Beating the 49ers in Week 8 won’t be easy, but the Rams will be healthier for this matchup than they were in Week 4. Brian Allen, Troy Hill and David Long Jr. are all expected to be back, which will help the offensive line and secondary — two position groups riddled with injuries.
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It’ll be a pivotal game for both teams with first place in the division on the line, regardless of what the 49ers do on Sunday against the Chiefs.