“Hopefully we see these guys again. We definitely don’t want to lose to them twice.” pic.twitter.com/58pq5Y3jMh
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 20, 2017
By Asha Doucet Repost Via Our Sports
The Los Angeles Rams were riding on a high of a 7-2 start to the season until the Minnesota Vikings gave them a dose of reality.
For every Rams’ loss, head coach Sean McVay has used it as a learning experience to make his team better. After losing 24-7 to the Vikings in Week 11 his message will be the same.
L.A. has yet to face any major adversity for the season (outside of missing Aaron Donald at the start of the year), but now they are. Their high-powered offense got stopped in its tracks against Minnesota’s stingy defense and now they must regroup.
On top of the loss and inexplicable performance, the Rams’ offense also lost WR Robert Woods for a couple of weeks to a shoulder injury–which McVay says is, “A significant loss for us.”Woods has accumulated 703 receiving yards this season averaging 14.96 yards per catch to go with four TDs on the year.
After putting up just seven points Week 11, you can bet L.A. will be missing Woods’ production.
Now starts the real test of the Rams’ strength. Week 12 they face the streaking New Orleans Saints that have won 8 in a row after starting the season 0-2.
A win against New Orleans would be a huge statement for L.A. showing that they can overcome the adversity of a bad Week 11-loss and the loss of a major player in their offense.
If the Rams want to prove they’re the real deal this year and their 7-3 start isn’t a fluke, they need to find a way to stop Drew Brees and the Saints Week 12.