BALTIMORE – Another week, another resilience test passed for the Los Angeles Rams.
A week after a grueling stretch that featured four games in 21 days – all of them victories despite numerous injuries and a COVID-19 outbreak that threatened their ability to even field a team – the Rams extended their winning streak on Sunday after rallying to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 20-19 at M&T Bank Stadium.
With five straight victories and a 12-4 record, the Rams certainly rank among the hottest teams in the NFL.
However, they’re far from flawless, which is evident by quarterback Matthew Stafford having his second straight three-turnover game, their roster still not being back to full strength and the fact that they needed all 60 minutes to overcome a Ravens team that is duct-taped together and still missing former MVP Lamar Jackson.
But the Rams’ ability to repeatedly overcome hurdles at the most pressure-packed moments of games shows just how cohesive a group this is, and why they might be one of the toughest outs once the playoffs begin.
“Wow. What a great, gutsy win,” coach Sean McVay said after the game. “I’m really proud of this team. The resilience continues to shine through. It certainly wasn’t perfect, but you talk about playing as a team, picking each other up when we need it. That’s what we did today.”
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Odell Beckham Jr. #3 of the Los Angeles Rams gets a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The entire Rams team embodies the unflinching mindset and consistent approach that McVay and his staff have preached on a daily basis, even in that three-game losing streak in November.
The rebound from that stretch and each of the series of unfortunate events that plagued this team in December reflects the…