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By Steve Finley
Sports Editor 

Rams need a victory on Sunday at SoFi Stadium against Arizona

 

November 10, 2022

Jevone Moore

Rams head coach Sean McVay hopes to make the right calls on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Los Angeles Rams received some more bad news on Wednesday when head coach Sean McVay announced that starting quarterback Matthew Stafford entered the concussion protocol last Tuesday. Stafford was injured during the loss to Tampa Bay last Sunday. "Still anticipating and having the optimistic approach that there's a possibility that he be ready to go," said McVay on Wednesday.

If Stafford is not available the Rams will hand the ball to John Wolford, their 6'1, 200 pound back up. Things keep going from bad to worst for the Rams. Last week they got beat in the last seconds of the game against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, their running game is bad, their offensive line is not playing very well and basically their offense is in serious trouble right now.

What happen to the defending Super Bowl champions? It appears to be a negative perfect storm has hit the Rams camp. First, they did not sign offensive receiver and leader Robert Woods. Then another offensive leader, tackle Andrew Whitworth retired. In the off season they failed to resign star linebacker, Von Miller and receiver Odell Beckham.

That was just the beginning of their problems. During the season injuries to the offensive line and the receiving unit have hurt their offensive team. Maybe the biggest mistake of the year was not signing all-star running back Christian McCaffrey. The former Panther running back was available on the trading block a few weeks ago but he signed with the 49ers. The 49ers already had Deebo Samuel and now they have two great backs, and the Rams have none.

The good news is the season is still young. They are 3-5 in their division, not that far behind the first place Seahawks (6-3) and second place San Francisco (4-4). Also, the Rams defense continues to produce. If the offense can catch up with the defense, they still have a chance to make the playoffs.

Los Angeles is facing a must win situation against the Cardinals on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. Kick off is set for 1:25 p.m.

To reach Steve Finley email: sports@culvercityobserver.com.

 

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