Here are three takeaways from the Los Angeles Rams Week 16 win over the Arizona Cardinals to improve to 12-3 on the season.
With all due respect to the Arizona Cardinals, the Los Angeles Rams knew they had a major advantage when facing their division rivals in Week 16 when seeing how the two teams compared on paper.
While the Cardinals have been experiencing a year of rebuilding with Josh Rosen at quarterback after Sam Bradford turned out to be a complete bust, the Rams are hoping to finally secure a first-round bye in the playoffs after missing out on the top seed due to the New Orleans Saints.
Thanks to another favorable matchup in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers, there’s every reason to believe Los Angeles will end up with the No. 2 seed, which would be a huge advantage for Sean McVay‘s squad once January arrives.
But before jumping that far ahead, Sunday’s game left the Rams with plenty to talk about when seeing how the team was slightly concerned over being at a disadvantage without Todd Gurley, which luckily turned out to be a non-issue.
The fact that Los Angeles was able to insert Sean Mannion late into the game during the 31-9 win shows what kind of contest this was for the NFC West champions, and was much needed when seeing how the previous two weeks have gone.
So in honor of the Rams improving to 12-3 on the season following their easy win over the Cardinals, here are three key takeaways for consideration before the team prepares for their regular-season finale contest against the 49ers next Sunday.
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News