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Rams end losing streak in defensive struggle

by FILIteano | 9 months ago | 0 Comments |

The LA Rams have spiraled a little bit after their 6-0 start, coming into this game losers of 3 straight games. With forcing turnovers and accumulating 3 sacks, the Rams won on a last second field goal from K Greg Zuerlein, and escaped the game with a 13-10 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

The defense was the story in this game, as they provided 3 sacks, 2 INT’s, and a forced fumble in the 4th quarter, giving plenty of opportunities for the offense to capitalize. FS Maurice Alexander was the player of the game for the Rams, racking up 2 INT’s and recovering a fumble as well. The defense, when forcing 2 INT’s, have led the Rams to a 7-0 record when these situations occur. Although the team ranks 3rd in interceptions forced, they rank at the bottom in sacks. Moving forward, the team hopes to generate more pressure to take some heat off the DB’s.

The running game struggled in this one, as Todd Gurley has only averaged 3.3 yards a carry and has mustered a total of 100 rushing yards the last 3 games. Ball Protection was the big knock on Sam Bradford the last 3 games, but he didn’t turnover the ball once against the Ravens, going 16/22 for 230 yards and 1 touchdown. Bradford did miss some throws however, including a wide open touchdown to TE Stephen Anderson in the redzone. Good news for the Rams, as WR Tavon Austin is scheduled to return to the lineup after missing 6 weeks of action. The Rams deep threat has been missed, and should bring an element to the offense that was solely missed since Week 6.

The Rams play a divisional rival next week, as they play the Arizona Cardinals.