The Greatest Show on Turf goes Hollywood. Are the Rams ready to embrace the spotlight?

Denis Poroy-Associated Press

The Greatest Show on Turf is back and now going Hollywood. The Los Angeles Rams have become the Greatest Show on Turf once again.

Through eight weeks, it has been the explosive passes from Jared Goff to his talented receiving corps. At times, it has been Todd Gurley causing chaos up and down the field. After a slow start, due to in some part to injuries, the defense has to come to life in the past couple of weeks. Head coach Sean McVay and his coaching staff have pushed the right button every time to propel the Rams to their best start in over 30 years.

Even then, the 8-0 Los Angeles Rams have dealt with several issues halfway through the 2018 season. Defensively, the team has struggled, in some part due to injuries, and some part to inconsistent play by key players. Injuries to players in other key positions has tested the depth of Rams. Aqib Talib and Pharoh Cooper have spent most of the season on IR. Despite the myriad the problems the team has had, the Rams continue to find a new way to win the game. So far, so good through eight weeks.

Now comes the meat of the schedule. The 8-0 Rams travel to New Orleans in Week 9, play the Seahawks at home in Week 10, and visit Mexico City to play the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11. How will the Rams stack up against elite competition? A tough division rival and two of the league’s best offenses are going to be a great litmus test for this team.

The Rams have cemented their status as favorites to win the Super Bowl through eight games. Is the Greatest Show on Turf, Hollywood-style, ready to embrace the pressure that comes with being in the spotlight? Despite their 8-0 record, every game from here on out will have a playoff feel to it.

Sources: Cameron DaSilva, Rams Wire/USAToday

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