The Los Angeles Rams have struggled to find victories after their Super Bowl-winning season.
They are giving up 23.2 points per game, which is ranked 16th through Week 5 of the current season.
Unfortunately, they are 29th in scoring, putting up 16 points per game.
The Rams scored a total of 19 points in their defeats against the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite those struggles, they can bring their record back to .500 with a Week 6 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
However, they are in danger of losing some key players for that game.
#Rams WR Cooper Kupp and DT Aaron Donald are both dealing with foot injuries and did not practice today. TE Tyler Higbee (ankle) was also sidelined.
The Rams have a bye after this week’s game vs. Carolina.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 13, 2022
Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov tweeted, “#Rams WR Cooper Kupp and DT Aaron Donald are both dealing with foot injuries and did not practice today. TE Tyler Higbee (ankle) was also sidelined. The Rams have a bye after this week’s game vs. Carolina.”
Rams Will Find It Hard To Produce
The reigning Offensive Player of the Year has been their top receiver with 527 yards and four touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Higbee is second with 290 yards.
Donald leads the team with four sacks, to go with 21 total tackles, six tackles for losses, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
Losing these three players for Week 6 would make it difficult for the Rams to defeat the struggling Panthers.
Likewise, Carolina will have a fresh start after interim head coach Steve Wilks took over from Matt Rhule.
That transition can energize the Panthers to turn their fortunes around.
A loss to the Panthers will spell more trouble for the Rams because they will fall to 2-4.
However, the Rams can regroup and heal from their injuries because of their Week 7 bye.