Rookie coordinator Brandon Staley's group allowed the fewest points, total yards, yards passing, touchdown passes and first downs in the league this escorr while carrying a mediocre offense to 10 wins and a postseason berth. The Rams probably shouldn't try to find out whether this dominant defense can win a playoff game all by itself, too. The Rams' defense is historically good, but it isn't resting on its achievements with a third matchup against Russell Wilson looming.
They provided no updates Monday.
Everything in the forefront was winning games and trying to be the best team that we could be, but it is a cool achievement. The Rams' defense is historically good, but it isn't resting on its achievements with a third matchup against Russell Wilson looming.
The former undrafted free agent racked up a sack and four tackles against Arizona, including two tackles for loss to cap his best NFL season. McVay chose not to speak to reporters Monday, and he equivocated about his QB situation for the upcoming week immediately after beating Arizona.
Unfortunately, the Rams' defense also scored as many points as the Rams' offense, even with new quarterback John Wolford injecting total yards and ample excitement in his NFL debut. Akers and Malcolm Brown combined for 54 yards on 24 attempts, with Akers managing only 34 yards on 21 carries.
Story continues The Rams then got to the Arizona 2 on two occasions, but came away with a field goal and a goal-line fumble by rookie Cam Akers. The Rams outgained Seattle in that game, but couldn't score a touchdown on five drives into Seahawks territory. The Rams probably shouldn't try to find out whether this dominant defense can win a playoff game all by itself, too.
Los Angeles' season-long struggles in the red zone have sent it into the playoffs without an offensive touchdown in two consecutive games. The inexperienced backup added two new elements to the Rams' attack with his running ability and his willingness to throw long passes — something Jared Goff does less than most starting QBs in the league, whether because of his own decisions or coach Sean McVay's secort. Rookie coordinator Brandon Staley's group allowed the fewest points, total yards, yards passing, touchdown passes and first downs in the league this season while carrying a mediocre offense to 10 wins and a postseason berth.
The Rams' depth on the line has been key to everything on defense. It's easy to discount the Rams' playoff chances because of their offensive ineptitude, but Wolford's performance created a window of optimism heading to Seattle.
We're pumped about it, but it's not done. Wolford stands alone.
I think everyone kind of saw and noticed it, but everyone is focused on Seattle and winning everything. That probably won't work against the Seahawks, who held Los Angeles to three field goals in a win in Seattle on Dec.
That's not even a surprise after Goff's second straight middling season. Yet Wolford might not even be behind center against the Seahawks: It's too early to know whether Goff will be available after having thumb surgery just one week ago.