Ouch. The Rams loss to the Packers was one of the most painful of the season, largely because they SHOULD have won it. Multiple missed field goals? A pick six? A goal line interception? All these things contributed to a brutal road loss against the Green Bay Packers.
While Aaron Rodgers was relatively comfy in the pocket all game, Nick Foles was harassed constantly and he played poorly against it. The Rams offense moved the ball well, but couldn't punch in any points. As if that is a surprise.
When Aaron Rodgers gifts you three turnovers, you can't squander them.
The Rams did and payed the price.
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Jared Cook Wasteful Spending Watch
Jared Cook received a game check for $312,500 for one catch, eight yards and multiple drops.
Nick Foles, QB
Foles likely had his worst game as a professional against the Packers. He did not have a good touch on the ball throughout the game and threw multiple interceptions when pressured. It's not all his fault - the offensive line needs to do a much better job protecting him - but he was brought in to not makes mistakes like we saw against Green Bay.
His throw behind Lance Kendricks (which resulted in one of his interceptions) effectively ended the game for the Rams.
Todd Gurley, RB
Outside of Tavon Austin, Gurley has been the one bright spot for the Rams. They leaned heavily on him against Green Bay while Foles was struggling and he delivered. He already leads all rookies in rush yards after a three week break to start the season.
It's incredibly unlikely to think he can keep up this pace, but throughout a sixteen game season, he'd end up with nearly 2,500 yards. That's...a lot.
Jared Cook, TE
Jared Cook had a great game. JUST KIDDING! He was worthless.
Trumaine Johnson, CB
Both Jenkins and Johnson are in contract years and they have done a good job of boosting their bargaining power. Trumaine had a questionable interception, but an interception none-the-less. He nearly had another last week and can easily beat his career high with just one more.
He's shown great anticipation in short passing situations, which should help when the opponents try to neutralize the Rams pass rushing with quick throws.
Stedman Bailey, WR
Bailey has easily earned more snaps and given the struggles of almost every receiver, I'm not sure why he hasn't gotten more. He was punished for breaking the team rules a few weeks ago - maybe something is going on behind the scenes we don't know about?
Regardless, he's one of the only sure-handed wideouts the team has outside of Tavon Austin.
This is the End
- Johnny Hekker had an incredibly impressive fourth down conversion, but the Rams couldn't capitalize on offense.
- Greg Robinson continues to struggle as a pass protector.
- Jamon Brown and Rob Havenstein have been improving quickly on the Rams offensive line. Garrett Reynolds struggled when inserted to replace the injured Rodger Saffold.
- Greg Zuerlein struggled to hit field goals. One was blocked and he missed two others. They were deep shots (one would have been a 63 yarder), but you have to wonder what would have happened if he had made them.