It's no coincidence the Rams have struggled to sustain any type of offensive rhythm through the first two weeks.

In implementing a new quarterback under center, plus new faces along the offensive line (including two rookies), the growing pains were to be expected.

But through two games, the Rams time of possession (25:24) ranks 30th in the NFL.

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In turn, that means the defense has spent a lot more time on the field.

"I think it was just inconsistency and little mistakes everywhere," Rodger Saffold said, via ESPN. "We all have got to be on the same page and we were just off a little here and a little there and it was turning into consistent three and outs. You can't have that."

Efficiency on third downs have also been a spot where the Rams have struggled to convert (34.8 percent, which ranks tied for 21st in the league).

The defense was expected to be the foundation for the Rams success in 2015, but the offense will have to turn a corner soon if the team expects to contend for the NFC West division.

(h/t ESPN)