That's a season-high playing time percentage for Just Todd Gurley. Granted, yesterday was a battle, but the Rams are struggling to spell him. Worth noting he signaled to get a break late in the game ahead of the two-minute warning on the drive that set up the missed GZ field goal attempt. JTG's a beast, but he's still human.
Andrew Donnal played every snap...though he left something to be desired as one of PFF's two worst-graded guards yesterday.
And for playing nearly half of the snaps, Brian Quick sure didn't get involved much...Marquez got one snap and picked up his second reception of the season. In fact over the entire season, Marquez has two catches on two targets in five snaps. Quick has three catches on eight targets...in 122 snaps.
Big Mo Alexander hit full marks yesterday in replacing T.J. McDonald. And with Matt Longacre bumped up with Chris Long and Robert Quinn out, the D-line rotation was pretty heavy.
And Lamarcus Joyner's contribution levels dropped pretty heavily as Akeem Ayers' jumped. Clearly, the Rams were intent on keeping Adrian Peterson as limited as possible and not too concerned about the Vikings' passing attack.
It's getting fair to wonder if Chase Reynolds' injuries are threatening his 2016 roster spot only because we see the team competing without him in the three games that he's missed. He's only 28, and his injuries aren't career threatening. I just wonder if you look at the roster in the three games he's been gone, what's more valuable? A positional rotation guy or another special teams ace to go with Cody Davis, Daren Bates, Cameron Lynch and Bryce Hager?
Christian Bryant with the silent ninja ST contributions. In and out. Not a shred of evidence.