Los Angeles Rams: 3 Takeaways From Week 9 Loss vs. Saints

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The Rams Can Use This Loss As Motivation

When a team is 8-0 in the regular season, you look for ways to get motivated throughout the regular season. I’m not saying the Rams came into yesterday’s game unmotivated, but it’s hard not to feel you’re unbeatable when you’re 8-0.

Yesterday just showed the Rams that they can’t be content at any time, against any opponent. The Rams lost to a very good Saints team, so there is nothing to be ashamed about.

If anything, the Rams should feel good knowing they fought back from a 35-14 deficit, against a high-octane offense like the Saints. The Rams would tie the game in the fourth quarter.

They fell short, but this game is a huge learning experience for the Rams. The pressure of going undefeated all season is also now lifted.

All of the players can feel that monkey getting off of their back, allowing them to solely focus on the ultimate goal of a Super Bowl.

Even Aaron Donald understands that this loss shouldn’t worry anyone, while Todd Gurley stated “Everybody got to be humbled, today was just our day”.

Of course there are glaring issues that the Rams will need to fix, but it’s hard not to see this team making adjustments going forward, especially with Sean McVay running the show.

The Rams will definitely be hungry and focused in Week 10, when they face the Seattle Seahawks at home. If I were Russell Wilson, I’d pay attention to where Aaron Donald is at all times.