The first thing that jumped out at me? Kendricks at 71% and Cook at 55%. I'm not sure if it's reflective of Cook's recent performances or a tactical scheme wrinkle based more on San Francisco and the Rams' gameplan, but it was the only game this year in which Lance got more time than Jared.
With the return of Brian Quick to the lineup, you're seeing a huge timeshare at WR underneath Tavon Austin. Quick, Britt and Bailey all logged more than half the snaps but less than two-thirds. Bradley Marquez even saw his first offensive action of the season and even picked up a reception.
And the Rams finally forced some rest on Just Todd Gurley this week, prompting a flood of "IS GURLEY HURT" kneejerk reactions in the 3rd quarter. Of course, the Rams won't always have the buffer of a two-touchdown lead at halftime to make the decision to spell JTG that easy.
Mark Barron is balling out of control right now. There's a fair question now to be asked as to why he was being held back. And the emergence of Alec Ogletree prior to his injury isn't a fair excuse. If anything, the Rams should have found a way earlier to get more of both. It's like suggesting you couldn't get more out of Aaron Donald until Michael Brockers got hurt which he didn't and they could and did (sentence structure, kids).
Right now with the way the defense is playing though, the staff can do no wrong. Hell, Maurice Alexander had to come in for T.J. McDonald for a bit and the Rams still brought the hammer.
The Rams are due for a special teams splash. Of course, Tavon's been getting it done elsewhere, so it feels a bit greedy to ask for more here, but just on the law of averages it feels like something could break here.
And man, could Greg Zuerlein use an error-free game. Not putting the blocked field goal on him, but he needs the support pendulum to swing back in his favor big time.