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Random Ramsdom 10/18: With Rams Offense Shining, Short-Handed Defense Needs to Step Up

The Los Angeles Rams are dinged up on defense, but they can no longer afford to use that as an excuse — especially with Case Keenum and the offense playing so well.

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Rams In London With Work To Do Before Giants Showdown | Fox Sports

The Los Angeles Rams’ flight from Detroit to London was a breeze, and the team arrived in England ready to start work for the upcoming week.

Short-handed Rams Defense Goes “Soft” on Day Offense Shines | ESPN

If the Los Angeles Rams can’t find ways to win when their offense plays like this, they have a problem.

Solid Play, Critical Mistakes. Keenum Tough To Evaluate | ESPN

At one point you just had to rub your eyes, refocus and make sure that was actually Rams quarterback Case Keenum out there.

Rams Know How it Feels to be Around the Horn | L.A. Times

No one would blame the Rams for sounding the alarm after losing consecutive games and dropping back to .500.

Caldwell on Rams Rushing Kneeldown: “That’s Their Business” | Pro Football Talk

At the end of Sunday’s 31-28 victory over the Rams, the Lions lined up to have quarterback Matthew Stafford take a knee and run out what was left on the clock.

Rams Got a Little More Offensive in Loss to Lions | L.A. Times

They have been quick to describe this journey abroad as a business trip, nothing more than another game on the schedule. The Rams play the New York Giants on Sunday in a NFL International Series matchupthat takes them nearly to the season’s midpoint.

Rams Finding Frustrating Success on Offense In Recent Losses | Today’s Pigskin

The Los Angeles Rams were riding high starting the season 3-1 but have since dropped the last two, putting another 7-9 season in the sights. Yet somehow, the outlook actually looks better than it started thanks to new weapons emerging with regularity on offense.

Failed 4th and Goal With Gurley Costs the Rams | ESPN

Todd Gurley was supposed to cut left, but the Los Angeles Rams’ star running back darted up the middle. It was fourth-and-goal from the Detroit Lions’ 1-yard line, with the score tied and the first half down to its final seconds.

One Step Forward, One Back For Rams | Ventura County Star

Six games into the NFL season, the Los Angeles Rams coaching staff must feel like it’s playing a game of whack-a-mole.

Team Grades: Rams Come Up Just Short in Detroit | CBS L.A.

There was only one turnover in Sunday’s NFL matchup between the visiting Los Angeles Rams and the host Detroit Lions, but that one miscue helped decide the game late in the fourth quarter.

Even in a Loss, Britt Continues to Shine | ESPN

Kenny Britt has been in the NFL for eight years and has never reached 800 yards receiving in a season. By the time Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Detroit Lions ended, he was on pace for 1,312.

Top 10 Players From Sunday’s Week 6 NFL Action | Pro Football Focus

Every Tuesday, PFF will be releasing its Team of the Week, representing the highest-graded players at each NFL position for that week. But Senior Analyst Sam Monson gets a jump on that by picking out the 10 most impressive individual performances from Sunday’s games.