The Los Angeles Rams started their practice week in unfamiliar territory. They won their ninth game of the season by beating the Arizona Cardinals 32-16 on Sunday, December 3, earning them their first winning campaign since 2003.
Head coach Sean McVay’s Rams still have plenty to prove. A division title is possible, despite the tough schedule remaining. Here is a look at what the media is saying about the Rams as they enter “Philly Week.”
Battle of 2016 First Rounders
L.A. Times beat reporter Sam Farmer checked in with the Arizona Cardinals to get their views on both Carson Wentz and Jared Goff. The Cardinals agree on one thing: both players have grown this season.
No. 2 Seed?
Orange County Register beat writer Vinny Bonsignore points out that the Rams are only one game back from the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoff picture. The team in their way? This week’s opponent: the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brockers praises the special teams
The Los Angeles Rams’ special teams unit continues to make big plays when the teams needs them. ESPN Rams staff writer Alden Gonzalez wrote about defensive tackle Michael Brockers’s feeling about the special teams unit. Brockers didn’t mince words: the Rams’ special teams are the best in the league.
Studs and Duds
USA Today RamsWire managing editor Cameron DaSilva gives us “studs” and “duds” from the Rams’ win over the Cardinals. It may surprise some that he includes head coach Sean McVay with the duds, but DaSilva makes a solid point.
The Rams Talk crew expressed their mixed feelings on the Rams earning their ninth win. They are thrilled to see a winning season, but they are concerned with some of the poor play given on Sunday. They also bicker over running back Todd Gurley’s contribution to the victory.