Week 7 of the NFL is here, and the Rams and the Broncos have played around a third of their regular season games of the year. This is the part of the season when teams start to separate themselves from the pack as each squad works towards its goal of reaching the postseason.
Regardless of any preseason expectations, teams have had time to adjust to new players and scheme changes, and the product on the field at this point is pretty indicative of how good this year’s team is.
The offseason is one of the craziest times for the NFL, even though there are no games being played. Fans of all teams speculate how different roster changes will impact the upcoming season all summer. However, often times we as a collective are wrong about certain teams leading up to the start of the season.
Let’s take a look at a couple of teams that came into the season with a lot of high expectations and haven’t lived up to them. Because honestly, at this point, it’s time that we all call a spade a spade. These teams are flat-out bad and have a tough road ahead if they have any hope of turning their season around.
The defending Super Bowl Champs have struggled more this year than anyone could’ve predicted. Though losing some pieces to the championship formula, including OBJ and Von Miller, the Rams were returning their QB Matthew Stafford who looked reenergized with his new team, Cooper Kupp, who looked like he could do anything asked of him, and Aaron Donald, the best defensive player in the league currently.
All signs pointed to the Rams being a competitive team, yet after six games, they find themselves with a 3-3 record, which, luckily for them, finds themselves in a 3-way tie for the lead of the NFC West.
They have a shot at turning their year around but they will need to find more production from their run game which is currently ranked 31st to help them put up more points as they rank 25th in points per game.
Broncos Country believed that they were just a quarterback shy from being real contenders. So naturally, the Russell Wilson trade brought a lot of excitement and speculation as to how good the Broncos would be. After six, the Broncos are 2-4 and 2 games behind the Chiefs and Chargers in the AFC West.
The Broncos’ offense has been absolutely abysmal, averaging 15.2 points per game which has them ranked last. What may be the most mind-numbing part about this team is the fact that their defense is one of the best, holding opposing teams to 16.5 points per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
The Broncos will require either their currently ranked 18th rush game or 27th-ranked pass game to take a step up and ignite a spark for the Broncos as they search to put up points and try and win games.
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